Spiritual views about Marriage: An examination of Gnosticism
The June 2012 edition of the ACCatalyst magazine had a special section on marriage and among the articles, Rev Dr Max Champion provided a reflection on sacred union ceremonies, marriage and gnosticism, clearly outlining that there is nothing new under the sun and helping to explain how the church is even debating some of the resultant issues today. As Max explains in the following short extract:
"The answer is to be found in the shift from Christian patterns of thought to those based on new forms of Gnostic spirituality – an abstract, other worldly philosophy that was parasitic on orthodox Christian belief and focussed on esoteric knowledge (gnosis) of the spiritual world that is accessible to people when they look deep within themselves."
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