This early Christian heresy, condemned in the 6th century, has its (unwitting?) adherents down through history.
One of them is our president, as here analyzed by a Catholic theologian.
Here’s the start of it:
Eric Voegelin, one of the great political philosophers of the last century (1901-1985), professed no religion, but he recognized its falsifications.
After extensively studying early Christianity, he found “Gnosticism” to render intelligible certain twentieth century movements like Nazism.
Gnosticism, as he understood it, spins an ideology within which all reality becomes refashioned and so falsified. Gnosticism …
Sit down with this one, from Crisis Magazine.