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October 6, 2002 | AL RIDENOUR
Near the nexus of Hillhurst Avenue and Sunset and Hollywood boulevards, Bishop Stephan Hoeller has presided since 1977 at Ecclesia Gnostica, the tiny, incense-infused chapel of the Gnostic Society. Gnosticism, an ancient form of Christianity that flourished in the 1st to 3rd centuries, rejects doctrines such as original sin and emphasizes transcendence through inward, intuitive knowledge ("gnosis") of the divine spark in each individual.
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April 10, 1999 | LARRY B. STAMMER
As thousands of refugees flee ethnic cleansing in Kosovo amid persistent and disturbing reports of war crimes, Americans on Sunday begin the annual remembrance of the genocide of 6 million Jews by Nazi Germany. Although Yom Hashoah, the Day of Remembrance, when Jews honor the memory of Holocaust victims, is Tuesday, events are planned over the next two weeks.
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October 18, 1997 | JOHN DART
The nation's largest denomination of Religious Science churches has launched a new degree program for its future clergy with an eclectic faculty of religion and science professors with ties to the esoteric-oriented Philosophical Research Society.
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April 22, 2006 | Arin Gencer, Times Staff Writer
When National Geographic unveiled the Gospel of Judas this month, the narrator in the accompanying television documentary solemnly announced: "It tells a different story. One that could challenge our deepest beliefs." The Gospel portrayed a Judas who simply carried out his master's orders -- and did not betray him.
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