New PDF release: A Companion to Second-century Christian "Heretics

By Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

ISBN-10: 9004144641

ISBN-13: 9789004144644

The publication illuminates “the different facet” of early Christianity by means of analyzing thinkers and activities that have been embraced by means of many second-century non secular seekers as valid different types of Christianity, yet that are now principally forgotten, or are identified in simple terms from the features attributed to them within the writings in their major adversaries. the gathering offers with the next lecturers and hobbies: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus’ college, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. the place applicable, the authors have integrated an summary of the lifestyles and demanding courses of the “heretics,” in addition to an outline in their theologies and pursuits. consequently, this quantity can function a instruction manual of the second-century “heretics” and their “heresies.” considering that all of the chapters were written via experts who combat day-by-day with their study topics, the contributions additionally provide new views and insights stimulating additional dialogue in this fascinating—but frequently neglected—side of early Christianity.

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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. 111 Cf. Thomas J. : The Liturgical Press, 1991), 119–29, on the Basilidians and subsequent Alexandrian practice. 30 birger a. pearson Di Nola, A. M. ” Pages 963–72 in vol. 1 of Enciclopedia delle Religioni.

108 107 Löhr’s frg. 5, Clem. , Strom. , Strom. 1–3; frg. 15, Strom. 2–5. Some, or perhaps even all, of the other fragments attributed to Basilidians (Löhr’s frgs. 1–4, 9, 16) may also reflect his teachings. 108 So, rightly, Löhr, Basilides, 332. basilides the gnostic 29 Finally, it can be said of Basilides that he was not only a learned teacher, but he was also a pastor of souls. Indeed, it is very likely that worship services were part of his school activity. One of the most interesting of the Basilidian fragments deals with the Christian calendar, as it relates to liturgical worship.

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. 111 Cf. Thomas J. : The Liturgical Press, 1991), 119–29, on the Basilidians and subsequent Alexandrian practice. 30 birger a. pearson Di Nola, A. M. ” Pages 963–72 in vol. 1 of Enciclopedia delle Religioni. Firenze: Vallecchi, 1970.

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