Gnosis: Journal of Gnostic Studies is a peer-reviewed publication devoted to the study of Gnostic religious currents from the ancient world to the modern, where ‘Gnostic’ is broadly conceived as a reference to special direct knowledge of the divine, which either transcends or transgresses conventional religious knowledge. It aims to publish academic papers on: the emergence of the Gnostic, in its many different historical and local cultural contexts; the Gnostic strands that persisted in the middle ages; and modern interpretations of Gnosticism – with the goal of establishing cross-cultural and trans-historical conversations, together with more localized historical analyses. The corpus of Gnostic materials includes (but is not restricted to) testimonies from outsiders as well as insider literature such as the Nag Hammadi collection, the Hermetica, Neoplatonic texts, the Pistis Sophia, the books of Jeu, the Berlin and Tchacos codices, Manichaean documents, Mandaean scriptures, and contemporary Gnostic fiction/film and ‘revealed’ literature. The journal will publish the best of traditional historical and comparative scholarship while also featuring newer approaches that have received less attention in the established literature, such as cognitive science, cognitive linguistics, social memory, psychology, ethnography, sociology, and literary theory.

For more information about how to submit articles to this journal, go to the official Brill website.  We also may an independent website for requesting books to review for the journal.

Editorial Board

Executive Editors:
April D. DeConick (Rice University)
Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta (University of Groningen)

Editorial Board:
Jason BeDuhn (Northern Arizona University)
Dylan M. Burns (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Malcolm Choat (Macquarie, Australia)
Kevin Corrigan (Emory University)
Nicola Denzey Lewis (Brown University)
Ismo Dunderberg (University of Helsinki)
Claire Fanger (Rice University)
Paul Foster (University of Edinburgh)
Majella Franzmann (Curtin University, Australia)
André Gagné (Concordia University)
Iain Gardner (University of Sydney, Australia)
Michael Kaler (York University)
Todd Klutz (University of Manchester)
Jeffrey Kripal (Rice University)
Edmondo Lupieri (Loyola University)
Gerard Luttikhuizen (University of Groningen)
Bas van Os (Vrije Universiteit)
Tuomas Rasimus (University of Helsinki)
Madeleine Scopello (Paris-Sorbonne)
Gregory Shaw (Stonehill College)
Kocku von Stuckrad (University of Groningen)
Einar Thomassen (University of Bergen)
Sofia Torallas Tovar (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid)
John Turner (University of Nebraska)
Hugh Urban (Ohio State University)
Arthur Versluis (Michigan State University)
Jacques van der Vliet (Leiden University/Radboud University, Nijmegen)