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INTRODUCTION
A. The Fusion of Creation Myth and Salvation History
B. Identifying the Vorleben of the Christological Creation Myth
B.1 A Liturgical Vorleben
B.2 A Hebraic Sapiential Vorleben
B.3 A Hellenistic Jewish Vorleben
B.4 A Middle Platonic Vorleben
C. 1 The Question behind this Study
C. 2 The Thesis of this Study
C. 3 Methods and Methodological Caveats
SUMMARY OF INTRODUCTION
A. A Transcendent Supreme Principle10
B. Demiurgic Activity and the Intermediate Principle
C. Prepositional Metaphysics
Excursus #1: The Prepositional Phrase
D. The Anagogic Function of the Intermediate Principle
SUMMARY OF CHAPTER ONE
Part 1: Wisdom of Solomon
A. Introduction
B. Sophia as Cosmological Agent in Wisdom of Solomon 6-10
B.1 Sophia’s Ontology
B.2 Sophia’s Cosmogonic Function
B.3 Sophia’s Administration of the Cosmos
C. Sophia, Salvation and Anthropological Fulfillment
C.1 “She makes them friends of God”
C.2 Sophia and the Unity of Creation and “Salvation”
Excursus #2: Sophia and “Salvation History” in Wisdom of Solomon 10
B. The Questions of Intermediary Activity as they are Raised by Philo – Sacr. 8
C. God?
D. Between God and Creation: An Intermediary Nexus
D.1 The Many Names of the Intermediary
D.2 The Ways of Being of the Philonic Intermediary
D.3 The Functions of the Intermediate Nexus: The Logos of Cosmology
E. The Logos as Agent of Creation
E.2 The Logos as Divider: The Logos as
E.3 The Paradigmatic Use of the Logos: The Logos as
E.4 The Stoic Aspect: The Logos and Cosmic
F. The Anthropological Role of the Logos
F.1 A Page from Stoic Anthropology
F.2 The Logos and Pyschic Anagogy
CONCLUSION TO PART TWO
SUMMARY TO CHAPTER TWO
A. The Origin and Nature of 1 Cor 8:6
A.1 Function of Text
A.2 Origin of the Text
B. Whose Soteriology? Corinthian vs. Pauline Soteriology in 1 Cor 8:6
B.1 The Difficulty With Crediting Paul for Creating 1 Cor 8:6
B.3 Seeking a Solution to the Question: From Whence Comes 1 Cor 8:6?
C. Eschatological vs. Ontological Anthropology
Conclusion to Part One
Part 2: Colossians 1:15-20
A. Structure and Origin of Colossians 1:15-20
A.1 Structure
A.2 Origin
B. Cosmological Agency in Col 1:15-20
B.1 The Son’s Ontological Status in Col 1:15
B.2 Cosmogonic Functions of the Son in Col 1:16
B.3 The Son as Continually Sustaining the Cosmos
B.4 Summary of the Cosmology of the Colossian Hymn
C. Soteriological Agency in Col 1:15-20
C.1 The Son’s New Ontological Status
C.2 The Purpose (Clause) of the Second Strophe
C.3 The Son’s Reparation of the Cosmos
C.4 Summary of the Soteriology of the Colossian Hymn
D. Interrelationship of Cosmology and Soteriology in Col 1:15-20
Part 3: Hebrews 1:1-4
A. Origin and Nature of Hebrews 1:1-4
A.2 Source(s)?
B.1 Heb 1:2c: “through whom he made the ages”
Excursus #4: and in Philo and in Hebrews
C. Soteriology
D. Interrelationship of Cosmology and Soteriology
Part 4: The Johannine Prologue
A. Origin and Nature of the John Prologue
B. The Prologue’s Cosmology: John 1:1-5
B.1 Ontology: the Divine Status of the Logos (John 1:1)
B.2 Cosmogony: the Creative Agency of the Logos (John 1:3, 10b)
C.3 From Cosmology to Radical Historicization
D. Interrelationship of Soteriology and Cosmology in the Johannine Prologue
SUMMARY OF CHAPTER THREE
Part 1: Corpus Hermeticum 1: “Poimandres”
A. 1 The Content of Corpus Hermeticum 1
A.2 The Religious and Intellectual Provenance of Corpus Hermeticum 1
B. Theology, Cosmology and Anthropology in the Corpus Hermeticum 1
B. 1 Who is the First Principle in Poimandres?
B. 2 Cosmogony in CH 1 and the Committee of Intermediaries
C. Salvation in Poimandres: The Two Ways
C. 1 Identifying the Ways
Excursus #7: Structure and Prepositional Phrases in CH 1.21
C. 2 The Presence of Mind and the Ascent of the Soul
D. Conclusion: Shades of
D.1 Summary of Poimandres’ Presentation of Intermediaries
D.2 The Calling of Hermes
Part 2: The Apocryphon of John
A.2 The Apocryphon of John
B. The Content and Composition of Ap. John
C. Intermediate Reality and the Cosmology of Ap. John
C.1 The Unknowable Monad Knows Himself
C.2 From Transcendent Monad to Father of the All
C.3 The Ontology of Barb l
C.4 The Barb l and (Celestial) Cosmogony
C.5 The Self Generated and the Origin of the All
D. Intermediate Reality and the Soteriology of the Apocryphon of John
D.2 Soteriological Anthropogony
D.3 Barb l as Anagogue
SUMMARY OF CHAPTER FOUR
CONCLUSION
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GREEK COSMOLOGY, EARLY CHRISTIANITY AND GNOSTICISM.
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