Tobias Churton

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Tobias Churton (born 1960) is a British scholar of Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, Gnosticism[1] and other esoteric movements. He is lecturer at Exeter University and author of Gnostic Philosophy, The Magus of Freemasonry, and Freemasonry and other works.[2]

Churton has made several television programmes including Gnostics, a 4-part drama-documentary series made for Channel 4 (UK) by Border TV and accompanying book broadcast in 1987 and repeated in 1990.[3][4] Churton's studies include critique of heresiologists perceptions on the role of women in these "unorthodox" Christian movements.[5]

He has also written on John T. Desaguliers,[6] Rosicrucianism.[7]

Churton's biography of Aleister Crowley was released in 2011.

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  1. ^ Pagan Every Day: Finding the Extraordinary in Our Ordinary Lives - p180 Barbara Ardinger - 2007 "As we know from the work of Elaine Pagels, Tobias Churton, and other scholars, Gnosticism was a major competitor to Christianity"
  2. ^ Tobias Churton - 2009 "Tobias Churton is a lecturer on rosicrucianism and Freemasonry at exeter university, which offers Britain's only master's program in Western esotericism"
  3. ^ [CITATION] Recent and Upcoming Conferences C Gadelica - Aries, 2008 [PDF] from uva.nl Western Esotericism in the United Kingdom E Howe, R Gilbert, L Price, J Webb "Tobias Churton has made several television programs including the award-winning GNOSTICS series accompanied by the book The Gnostics (1987). He has since published further ..."
  4. ^ How Reliable is the Story of the Nag Hammadi Discovery? M Goodacre - Journal for the Study of the New Testament, 2013 - jnt.sagepub.com "... if not for the fact that a television crew followed in Robinson's footsteps a decade later, for a Channel 4 (UK) documentary series that aired in 1987, The Gnostics, in which Muhammad"
  5. ^ (Editorial) A Very American Jihad: Our Barely Civil War WE Powell - Families in Society: The Journal of …, 2004 - alliance1.metapress.com ... The English scholar Tobias Churton (1997, p. 59) noted that in the politics of the Christian Church 1700 years ago, “Whenever there is a deviation from a [desired] societal norm there appears to be a mechanism within the detractor's minds which immediately conjures up images of sexual perversion— especially when those movements are favorable to women .... "
  6. ^ Trevor-Stewart (ed.), Freemasonry and Religion: Many Faiths, One Brotherhood J Koppen - Journal for Research into Freemasonry and …, 2009 - equinoxpub.com "Tobias Churton focuses on the dominant influence of John T. Desaguliers (1683–1744) and gives "
  7. ^ Robert A. Gilbert (ed), Seeking the Light: Freemasonry and Initiatic Traditions S Chaitow - Journal for Research into Freemasonry and …, 2009 "... Tobias Churton's concise overview of the major figures and events of the Rosicrucian current offers a lively interpretation of their intentions, providing useful insight and pointing out the tragic irony that these same figures 'never wished their conception to devolve into some kind ..."

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