The Johannite Church, properly known by its full name, l'Église Johannites des Chretiens Primitif (The Johannite Church of Primitive Christians), is a Gnostic Christian denomination founded by the French priest Bernard-Raymond Fabré-Palaprat in 1804. The Johannite Church received its full name in 1828 after Fabré-Palaprat's claimed discovery of the Levitikon gospels. It is "Johannite" because it claims a continuity with the primitive ("Johannine") Christianity of the saints John the Baptizer and John the Beloved Disciple, and the Christian scriptures attributed to John.
Apostolic Johannite Church
|Apostolic Johannite Church|
|Scripture||Old and New Testament, Nag Hammadi Library, Corpus Hermeticum, Other Gnostic Writings|
The Apostolic Johannite Church was founded in 2000 by James Foster, claiming to be part of the Johannite church founded by Fabré-Palaprat; it now reports multiple locations in the US, Canada, Spain and Australia. Foster claimed that the Baphomet of the Knights Templar was in fact the decapitated head of John the Baptist.
- "The Gnostics: History, Tradition, Scriptures, Influence" by Andrew Phillip Smith, Watkins, 2008 ISBN 1-905857-78-0
- Google Books
- Rev. Donald Donato, The Lévitikon: The Gospels According to The Primitive Church (Apostolic Johannite Church, 2010). ISBN 1-894981-99-5
- Mark Amaru Pinkham, "The Templars and the Vatican: The Forbidden Johannite Heresy", in J. Douglas Kenyon (editor), Forbidden Religion: Suppressed Heresies of the West, page 65 (Bear & company, 2006). ISBN 978-1-59143-991-2
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