Um São Paulo em chave gnóstico-saudosista: Teixeira de Pascoaes

Jorge Coutinho

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In 1934, Teixeira de Pascoaes (1877-1952) brought out a biography of St.Paul, which was widely disseminated. In it he creates an interpretation of the figure and work of the Apostle as the true founder of Christianity. This, however, is interpreted by him in a gnostic key, within and dependent on his poetic philosophy of nostalgia: the Christ of true Christianity lives (only) as a mythical personification of the sentiment of the fall of God to the material world, in his positive reaction of spriritualist elevation or of hope. And this is the means to redemption or salvation, while through it is brought about the reintegration of mankind and the world in what was originally divine in both.Paul was the one who first understood Christ in this manner and transformed him into an object of belief for the world.
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)113-127
Number of pages15
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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