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By Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen

The publication illuminates “the different part” of early Christianity by means of analyzing thinkers and pursuits that have been embraced by means of many second-century spiritual seekers as valid varieties of Christianity, yet that are now principally forgotten, or are identified basically from the features attributed to them within the writings in their major adversaries. the gathering bargains with the next lecturers and activities: Basilides, Sethianism, Valentinus’ institution, Marcion, Tatian, Bardaisan, Montanists, Cerinthus, Ebionites, Nazarenes, Jewish-Christianity of the Pseudo-Clementines, and Elchasites. the place acceptable, the authors have incorporated an outline of the existence and critical guides of the “heretics,” in addition to an outline in their theologies and events. consequently, this quantity can function a instruction manual of the second-century “heretics” and their “heresies.” considering the entire chapters were written by way of experts who strive against day-by-day with their examine subject matters, the contributions additionally provide new views and insights stimulating extra dialogue in this fascinating—but frequently neglected—side of early Christianity.

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For when I came down no one saw me. For I kept changing my forms above, transforming from appearance to appearance. And on account of this, when I was at their gates I kept taking their likeness. For I passed them by quietly, and I was 89 Layton accepts the authenticity of Irenaeus’ account, and suggests that Basilides might have based his teaching on an ambiguity he found in Mark 15:20–24 (“Significance of Basilides,” 145 and 150 n. 25). 90 Treat. Seth 55,30–56,32, Gregory Riley’s translation in Nag Hammadi Codex VII (ed.

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