Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity; Being Studies in Religious History from 330 B.C. to 330 A.D. [ 2 Volume Set ]. Gnosticism, F. LEGGE, Francis Legge.

Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity; Being Studies in Religious History from 330 B.C. to 330 A.D. [ 2 Volume Set ].

Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1915. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavos. Two volumes (complete). Volume I: lxi + 202pp & Volume II: x + 426pp + iipp adverts. Original black cloth with gilt titles, etc. to spines, blind rules on front covers, index. A study of the growth and development of early Christianity with particular emphasisand focus on Gnosticism. Chapter headings: Introduction, Conquests of Alexander; The Alexandrian Divinities; The Origin of Gnosticism; The Pre-Christian Gnostics: the Orphici; Pre-Christian Gnostics: the Essenes; Pre Christian Gnostics: Simon Magus; Vol. II: Post-Christian Gnostics; Post-Christian Gnostics: - The Ophites; Post-Christian Gnostics: Valentinus; The System Of The Pistis Sophia And Its Related Texts; Marcion; The Worship Of Mithras; Manes And The Manichaeans; Conclusion; Index. Moderate ordinary shelf wear, light bumps & chafing to edges - corners and spine ends, cloth a bit rubbed and spot faded. Page edges darkened, endpapers unevenly browned and lightly foxed, pages a bit toned - with just a few minor pencil marks in margins (not excessive). The top right corner of the front cover of Vol. II has been bumped, causing a faint ripple through the top corner margins of most of the text block. Still, a solid, tight, serviceable Good + set (no dust jackets). Item #68747

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