Word Definition Series ~~ 3 . “Gnosis”

Gno-sis : esoteric knowledge of spiritual truth held by the ancient Gnostics to be essential to salvation . Gnosis  is the common Greek noun for knowledge (in the nominative case γνῶσις f.). In Christian, Islamic, or Jewish mysticism,mystery religions and Gnosticism gnosis generally signifies a spiritual knowledge or “religion of knowledge”, in the sense ofmystical enlightenment or “insight”. Gnosis taught a deliverance of man from the constraints of earthly existence through…