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  • n. Plural form of Valentinian.


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  • The Valentinians were the most important of all the Gnostics closely connected with the Church.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • The first part of Pagels's quote comes from Book III, Chapter 15 of Against Heresies, where Irenaeus is arguing for the genuineness of the whole of the New Testament, here against the Valentinians:

    The Gnostic shuffle ...

  • We note that the last phrase is omitted and the order of the preceding clauses reversed to disguise the non sequitur -- and for a very good reason: Irenaeus actually says that the same allegations made against the orthodox by the Valentinians are made against the Valentinians by their fellow Gnostics, the disciples of Basilides, and that's an embarrassment to Pagels's notion of the Gnostic-Catholic divide.

    The Gnostic shuffle ...

  • In this chapter, Irenaeus is primarily concerned neither with the authenticity of Scripture nor with the Valentinians, but with the doctrine of creation propounded by another Gnostic heresiarch named Basilides.

    The Gnostic shuffle ...

  • Remember that she wants to argue that Irenaeus was interested in authority and the Valentinians in the life of the spirit:

    The Gnostic shuffle ...

  • This interested me as, according to Irenaeus in Against All Heresies, the Valentinians called the Devil "Kosmokrator". BYZANTIUM.

  • Valentinians be very tolerable marks of distinction?

    An Argument against Abolishing Christianity

  • Disagreements of the Valentinians among themselves with regard to these same predictions.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Now, these remarks which have been made concerning the emission of intelligence are in like manner applicable in opposition to those who belong to the school of Basilides, as well as in opposition to the rest of the Gnostics, from whom these also (the Valentinians) have adopted the ideas about emissions, and were refuted in the first book.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • Centurion, the, of the Gospels, asserted by the Valentinians to be the

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus


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