To the Question of the Influence of Zoroastrianism on the Cosmology of the Christian Gnostics
A. E. Smirnov, S. S. Kulpinov
The article is devoted to possible influences of Zoroastrianism on the cosmology of Christian Gnostic teachings. The authors determine the boundaries of Christian Gnosticism, and basic principles of its cosmology. The study examines main Gnostic teachings, and the way the cosmology of Zoroastrian ideas about the world influenced them.
Zoroastrianism, Christian Gnosticism, dualism, cosmology, demiurgism