John Lamb Lash

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John Lamb Lash (born 1945) is an American author, comparative mythologist, and free lance scholar.

He is author of a number of books including The Seeker's Handbook: The Complete Guide to Spiritual Pathfinding (Crown, 1991), Twins and the Double (Thames & Hudson, 1993), The Hero - Manhood and Power (Thames & Hudson, 1995), Quest for the Zodiac (Starhenge Books, 1999) and Not in His Image (Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2006).[1][2] His work focuses on Gnosticism and the myth of Sophia.[3]

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  1. ^ Northway, Eric (2007). "Book Reviews: Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology, and the Future of Belief by John Lamb Lash". The Pomegranate, the International Journal of Pagan Studies 9 (1): 98–99. 
  2. ^ MacDonald, G. Jeffrey (March–April 2007). "Supplement Feature: Flash Points: Publishers Both Spark and Illuminate Religion Debates". ForeWord. And if that’s not enough diversity on the pro-environment bookshelf, mythologist John Lamb Lash has a book to help unpack pre-Christian paganism and its promise for building kinship between humans and earth. Not in His Image: Gnostic Vision, Sacred Ecology and the Future of Belief (Chelsea Green, 978-1-931498-92-0) blames Christianity’s focus on a father god for setting in motion historical patterns of destruction. A more earth-friendly politics, Lash suggests, would likely emerge from greater attention paid to pagan myths and goddess worship. 
  3. ^ Herrick, James A. (June 2, 2008). Scientific Mythologies: How Science and Science Fiction Forge New Religious Beliefs. IVP Academic. ISBN 978-0-8308-2588-2. Gnostic apologist John Lamb Lash, author of Not in His Image (2006), comments that the gnostic revival means a turn towards the divine feminne principle known as Pistis Sophia and "the indwelling wisdom," and away from redemptive religion.