نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
مدرس مرکز تربیت معلم شهید رجایی قزوین.
عنوان مقاله [English]
In this article a large proportion of mystical anecdotes pivoting on the miraculous deeds of Gnostics are discussed. Applying modern approaches to history and narrative establishes that historical authenticity of these tales has some association with certain narrative aspects of the tales. Miraculous acts within the atmosphere of the story is then criticized. The structure of stories of this genre is analyzed in terms of plot, narrator, character, point of view, and other aspects. Finally verbal paradoxes used by Gnostics are examined in great detail.