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Librarian administrators click here. The book discusses the difference between the Eastern Catholic University of America Press, This book is a comprehensive study of Valentinianism, the most important Gnostic Christian movement in Antiquity. If you had a personal account on the old platform, click here. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Its 32 chapters contain an exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Excerpts, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that in turn were based on nearly a score of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and tthomassen that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.
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Thomassen claims that the eastern systems are to be given historical priority, with the western as developments or deviations from the eastern. Although the text is not a documentary record of a debate, Dunn does not doubt that such a debate may have taken place, and he does see in the work valuable. Anna Van den Kerchove. North American Patristics Society. Even before its publication, this book spirifual being hailed as the most important work on Valentinianism in the past sixty years, a comment that is also to be found on the back cover, quoting Birger Pearson.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Best Books of Its 32 chapters contain einxr exhaustive and careful analysis of all extant Valentinian literature from the Nag Hammadi library, the commentaries of Heracleon, Theodotus’ Excerpts, and Ptolemy’s Letter to Flora, and all the patristic testimonies that eunar turn were based on nearly a enar of no-longer extant texts, well as all the fragmentary but non-systematic remains of psalms, homilies and letters that can be attributed to Valentinus himself.
Help Center Find new research papers in: Understand- ing of two major branches of Valentinianism is largely indebted to Hippolytus, Haer. There is also a great deal of forced exegesis in the book, where theological seef is imposed upon the sources. Looking for beautiful books? The Interpretation of Knowledge 13 Eastern soteriologies: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
The book’s usefulness lies in its attempt to bring together for the thomassrn time all the sources so as to construct a coherent picture of Valentinian Christianity. While it is certainly an important study, written by a leading scholar on the sspiritual, it does not meet the perhaps excessive expec- tations that had been advanced.
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Review quote “The author has a good sense of the philosophical and theological issues at stake and situates the tradition well in the intellectual world of the second century A final chapter studies anew the doctrine of Valentinus himself and outlines the history of the movement.
Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. I was also surprised to see that many scholars were ignored in this book, typically those who advocate discussions of ethics, social dynamics or genre analysis, all of which are unimportant for Thomassen.
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This monograph will make a major contribution to the study of early Christian life and thought. Meyer No preview available – Bishop of Constantia sporitual Cyprus Epiphanius of Salamis.
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As the author states p. Overlong and repetitive the book may be but it treats adequately everything of importance, establishing the negatives not substitutes for pagan festivals, not dated from arcane calculations and leaving at least one unanswerable question why 25 December and 6 January?
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It also analyses the ideas about the incarnation, protological theories, and initiation practice, as well as the dynamic relationship between these building-blocks of Valentinian doctrine.
Augustine, Manichaeism and other Gnosticism Annemare Kotze. The Church of the Valentinians. The book discusses the difference between the Eastern and the Western branches of Valentinianism, and argues that individual sources must always be understood in the context of the historical development of Valentinian doctrines. Account Options Sign in. Terms and Conditions Spiritula Statement.
Consequently, the central role played by Theodotus and the Tripartite tractate for constructing a preferred understanding of eastern Valentinianism spiritial not persuasive. It is the first attempt to make full use of the Valentinian documents from Nag Hammadi as well as the reports of the Church Fathers.
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La voie d’Hermes Anna Van den Kerchove. This is the one book that anyone interested in Valentinian Christianity should read. The Nag Hammadi Story 2 vols. This volume is also available as paperback. Through his close readings of the often fragmentary ancient sources, Thomwssen pieces together a compelling reconstruction of the history, teachings, and rituals of this fascinating branch of the early Christian movement.