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Valentinus and the Gnostike hairesis
Anne Marie McGuire
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In esoteric circles, Valentinus is considered as one of the great mystics and thinkers of early Christian history — even if his Gnostic ideas would later brand him a heretic by the nascent orthodox church. Yet his theologies are gradually being embraced today in the halls of mainstream churches, even by some of the most rigid Catholic orders. We welcome the return of Valentinus, from . Terminology. The term "Gnosticism" does not appear in ancient sources,  and was first coined by Henry More in a commentary on the seven letters of the Book of Revelation, where More used the term "Gnosticisme" to describe the heresy in Thyatira.  The term derives from the use of the Greek adjective gnostikos ("learned", "intellectual", Greek γνωστικός) by Irenaeus (c. AD) to.
Valentinus was born around CE and was raised in Alexandria Egypt. He allegedly was a student of the Christian teacher Theudas, who was in turn a disciple of the apostle Paul. Valentinus moved to Rome in the late s and there became an influential speaker and teacher. Valentinus was also a master at alluding to concepts found in the canonical New Testament, oftentimes suggesting one or more had been the source for some of his ideas. His beliefs were rooted in a dualistic system – there was the ideal world and then the lower world.
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Valentinus (also spelled Valentinius; c. AD – c. ) was the best known and, for a time, most successful early Christian gnostic founded his school in ing to Tertullian, Valentinus was a candidate for bishop but started his own group when another was chosen. Valentinus produced a variety of writings, but only fragments survive, largely those embedded in refuted.
Repository Citation. McGuire, Anne. "Valentinus and the Gnostike Hairesis: Irenaeus, Haer. and the Evidence of Nag Hammadi," Studia Patristica: Proceedings of the IXth International Conference on Patristic Studies at Oxford University, ed. : Anne Marie McGuire.
Valentinus, Egyptian religious philosopher, founder of Roman and Alexandrian schools of Gnosticism, a system of religious dualism (belief in rival deities of good and evil) with a doctrine of salvation by gnōsis, or esoteric knowledge. Valentinian communities, founded by his disciples, provided the.
VALENTINUS AND VALENTINIANISM Valentinus (mid-2nd century CE) was the founder of what came to be one of the most influential Gnostic sects of heretical Christianity. Little can be known Valentinus and the Gnostike hairesis book certainty about either his life or his teachings, apart from what has been preserved for us in the writings of the church fathers, much of which is reported only very sketchily, with a view toward refutation.
According to Valentinus, this secret tradition provides the key that is essential for a complete understanding of Jesus' message. One of his followers put this in the following words: "The scriptures are ambiguous and the truth cannot be extracted from them by those who are ignorant of tradition." (Irenaeus Against Heresies ).
[This spiritual man] shall also judge all the followers of Valentinus, because they do indeed confess with the tongue one God the Father, and that all things derive their existence from Him, but do at the same time maintain that He who formed all things is the fruit of an apostasy or defect (Book.
Irenaeus and the Gnostic Valentinus Gnosticism as a whole, but also to get to know better a crucial phase of that debate, which, in the Church of Rome in the middle of the 2d century, was to result in the distinction between orthodoxy and heresy.3 1New dating of Book 1 of Adversus Haereses Checking the chronological limits usually used by.
Marko February 4, Hi Bart, In your book The Triumph of Christianity you state that “some forms of Christian Gnosticism, such as Valentinianism, appear to have drawn most of their members not directly from paganism but from fellow Christians who had already left pagan traditions” while you are discussing the idea that exclusivity and evangelical nature of Christianity was the.
Gnosticism, any of various related philosophical and religious movements prominent in the Greco-Roman world in the early Christian era, particularly the 2nd century.
The designation gnosticism is a term of modern scholarship. It was first used by the English poet and philosopher of religion Henry More (–87), who applied it to the religious groups referred to in ancient sources as.
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Valentinus and the "Gnostike Hairesis" An Investigation of Valentinus. Valentinus and the Gnostike Hairesis: Irenaeus, Haer. and the Evidence of Nag Hammadi, Anne Marie McGuire. Submissions from Translation of the Letters of Pseudo-Anacharsis, Anne Marie McGuire.
1 2 3 Search. Enter search terms: Select context to search. Valentinus, the best known and most influential of the Gnostic heretics, was born according to Epiphanius (Haer., XXXI) on the coast of Egypt.
He was trained in Hellenistic science in Alexandria. Like many other heretical teachers he went to Rome the better, perhaps to disseminate his views. Of these figures are Simon the Magician, Marcion, and Valentinus. While all of these figures, among many more, deserve time and attention, the rest of this paper will focus on the person of Valentinus the Valentinian Gnosticism that came after him.
Valentinus was born in Egypt in the early second century. Information on Valentinus. Bentley Layton writes (The Gnostic Scriptures, p. ): Valentinus (A.D. ) was born in the Egyptian Delta, at Phrenobis (see Map 4).
He enjoyed the good fortune of a Greek education in the nearby metropolis of Alexandria, the world capital of Hellenistic culture. (McGuire, "Valentinus and the 'Gnostike Hairesis': An Inves-tigation of Valentinus's Position in the History of Gnosti-cism," 89; cf.
Markschies, pp. Markschies accounts for the gnosticizing process by present-ing Valentinus as a typical second century teacher in Rome whose students felt free to proffer theories not fully in accord.
Valentinus was a very successful Gnostic teacher who first taught at the Greek School of Alexandria and then with the Latins at Rome (c. A.D. ) where at first he was a very respected member of the Catholic community.
He had developed a Gnostic system of sexual duality in the process of emanation; a long series of male and female pairs of. Valentinus The Gnostic [Mead, G. S.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.
Valentinus The GnosticReviews: 1. Valentinus, the best known and most influential of the Gnostic heretics, was born according to Epiphanius (Haer., XXXI) on the coast of Egypt.
He was trained in Hellenistic science in Alexandria. Like many other heretical teachers he went to Rome the. This book is a valuable contribution to the study of Valentinian Christianity.
-- Birger A. Pearson, Religious Studies Review Beyond Gnosticism is a lively, fascinating study of Valentinian thought and everyday social and political life. -- Marvin Meyer, Review of Biblical Literature [Dunderberg's] approach results in original insights that are persuasive and illuminating., Journal of ReligionReviews: 2.
Anne McGuire, “Valentinus and the Gnostike Hairesis: An Investigation of Valentinus’s Position in the History of Gnosticism” () Jane Merdinger, Rome and the African Church in the Time of Augustine (Yale Universiy Press, ).
His sourcebook on Valentinus and Valentinianism is available now for pre-order, and is the single go-to volume to buy if you cannot get enough Valentinus after listening to this episode,a nd he is currently working on a commentary on the Gospel of Truth (NHC I, ).Valentinus' influence persists even today.
This site is dedicated to the Valentinian Gnostic tradition and features scriptures as well as articles on the teachings of the school. (An excellent introduction to Valentinus and his tradition is also given by Dr.
Stephan Hoeller in Valentinus: A Gnostic for All Seasons, available in the Archives.).Valentinus (also spelled Valentinius; c. – c. AD) was the best known and for a time most successful early Christian gnostic founded his school in ing to Tertullian, Valentinus was a candidate for bishop of Rome but started his own group when another was chosen.
Valentinus produced a variety of writings, but only fragments survive, largely those embedded in.