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The notion of γνῶσις/gnōsis is that of knowledge, often regarded as secret or reserved to some “perfect” people, from γιγνώσκω/gignōskō, “I know.” This concept of “gnosis” was central not only to the thought of the “gnostics,” belonging to the va…

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Ramelli, Ilaria L.E., “Gnosis/Knowledge”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180827

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