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  • Their talk, too, about the shadow of kenoma -- that is, of a vacuum -- has in all points turned out false.

    ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus

  • From him was derived the parallel between the ideal world (the pleroma) and the lower world of phenomena (the kenoma).

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Tournely-Zwirner

  • Against the Gnostic theses [497] Irenæus and his successors, apart from the proof from prescription, adduced the following intrinsic considerations: (1) In the case of the Gnostics and Marcion the Deity lacks absoluteness, because he does not embrace everything, that is, he is bounded by the _kenoma_ or by the sphere of a second God; and also because his omnipresence, omniscience, and omnipotence have a corresponding limitation. [

    History of Dogma, Volume 2 (of 7)


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