On July 7, 2005 Trafford publishing house has published the first commentary on one of the theses of Boris Mouravieff's
Gnosis volume 1.
The Transmutation of Faith and the Tradition's Unveiling of the Myth of Adam & Eve and the Meaning of
This book exposes one of the numerous theses to be found in Boris Mouravieff's "Gnosis".
For students of Esoteric Christianity "Gnosis" is the invaluable tool for growth and development, as it is the first integral
and systematic exposition of the Christian Tradition. Our present thesis is extracted from the following paragraph of the
Introduction to Gnosis I:
“The formula Faith, Hope and Loveof St. Paul, 1Cor. ,summarizes a vast program of the evolutionof human knowledge. If this formula is examined
in relation to its context, that is to say in relation
to those twelve verses of the thirteenth chapter of the first letter to the Corinthians we will be able to see that its first
two terms Faith and Hope are temporary while the third, Love, is permanent. The formula was valid, according to the Apostle
for the specific period of time in which it was uttered, and its significance should have evolved with time”.
According to Boris Mouravieff, St.
charged Christianity witha systematic program that it had to execute at all cost.
Ourthesisis therefore the following:
Faith is provisory and must be transmuted into a liveKnowledge. The advance
of Science and the progress of rationality having gradually changed Man’s intellection presented Christianity with an
ultimatum: Should Faith and Hope not change into Live Knowledge, Christianityis doomed. The Historical and Social contexts that we live in, which deify
the human Personality and its prime tool the Positive Agnostic Reason, together with the contempt in which Initiation to the
Mysteries is held, oppose an almost impassable barrier to the adequate execution of St. Paul's Program.