Arthur Darby Nock, "The Milieu of Gnosticism," Essays on Religion and the Ancient World
, Vol. I (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1972), pp. 444-451 (at 444-445):
Learning never has been and never can be wholly detached
from the conditions of life and the general trends of thought, and all attitudes towards investigation involve an element of emotion. Those of
us who cling hardest to the older ways may have to admit that our
struggle for such approximation to objectivity as is possible is reinforced
by a desire for escape.