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A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics' by Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

By Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

The e-book illuminates “the different facet” of early Christianity by way of studying thinkers and hobbies that have been embraced by way of many second-century non secular seekers as valid types of Christianity, yet that are now principally forgotten, or are recognized basically from the features attributed to them within the writings in their major adversaries. the gathering bargains with the next academics and pursuits: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus’ tuition, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. the place applicable, the authors have integrated an outline of the lifestyles and critical courses of the “heretics,” in addition to an outline in their theologies and activities. consequently, this quantity can function a guide of the second-century “heretics” and their “heresies.” due to the fact that all of the chapters were written by way of experts who combat day-by-day with their study subject matters, the contributions additionally provide new views and insights stimulating extra dialogue in this fascinating—but frequently neglected—side of early Christianity.

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Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. Dahl, Nils. ” Pages 689–712 in vol. 2 of The Rediscovery of Gnosticism: Proceedings of the International Conference on Gnosticism at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, March 28–31, 1978. Edited by Bentley Layton. Studies in the History of Religions 41. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1981. 109 Strom. 4, quoting from Foerster’s frg. 3, Löhr’s frg. 1. The year is derived from Luke 3:1. 110 See Löhr’s discussion, Basilides, 43–48. Cf. also my suggestion, above, that Basilides placed the descent of the divine Nous upon Jesus at his baptism.

München: C. H. Beck, 1983. SETHIANISM Michael A. Williams For modern readers the more familiar sons of the biblical Adam and Eve are likely to be Cain and Abel. After all, there you have a classic story of sibling tension, of jealousy and its tragic fruits, of innocence and guilt, of good and evil—or, if not evil in a pure and unmitigated sense, then at least pathetic moral weakness. Less apt to stir much reverberation in modern imagination is what the Book of Genesis has to say about Adam and Eve’s other son, Seth, since to most readers of Genesis today Seth probably seems little more than a cipher.

Edited by Antti Marjanen. Helsinki: The Finnish Exegetical Society; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004. ——. Gnosticism, Judaism, and Egyptian Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990. , ed. Nag Hammadi Codices IX and X. Nag Hammadi Studies 15. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1981. ——. Nag Hammadi Codex VII. Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies 30. Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1996. Peel, Malcolm L. ” Pages 137–215 in Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex): Notes. Edited by Harold Attridge. Nag Hammadi Studies 23.

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