A Companion to Second-century Christian "Heretics by Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

By Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

The publication illuminates “the different aspect” of early Christianity through interpreting thinkers and events that have been embraced via many second-century non secular seekers as valid kinds of Christianity, yet that are now mostly forgotten, or are identified in simple terms 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’ university, 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 important courses of the “heretics,” besides an outline in their theologies and events. hence, this quantity can function a instruction manual of the second-century “heretics” and their “heresies.” on account that the entire chapters were written by way of experts who strive against day-by-day with their learn subject matters, the contributions additionally provide new views and insights stimulating extra dialogue in this fascinating—but usually neglected—side of early Christianity.

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Sethianism 37 copies of the work, and the latter has unfortunately stuck as the more widely used title. The only two known copies of the Holy Book are found among the Nag Hammadi Coptic manuscripts, one in Codex III and one in Codex IV, and although there are differences in detail between them they contain the same major features as far as the present discussion is concerned. E. The Holy Book presents itself as a text composed in primordial times by “the great Seth,” and hidden away on a high mountain.

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