Valentinianism: new studies

"Since Antiquity, the movement associated with Valentinus has been regarded as the most typical and the most representative exponent of "Gnosticism." Recent research has led to a new appraisal of Valentinianism as a distinct form of early Christianity that deserves to be understood in...

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Published in:Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies
Other Authors: Markschies, Christoph Johannes 1962-; Thomassen, Einar 1951-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
German
French
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Published: Leiden Boston Brill [2020]
In:Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies
Series/Journal:Nag Hammadi and Manichaean studies volume 96
Further subjects:B Valentinians
Online Access: Table of Contents
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Summary:"Since Antiquity, the movement associated with Valentinus has been regarded as the most typical and the most representative exponent of "Gnosticism." Recent research has led to a new appraisal of Valentinianism as a distinct form of early Christianity that deserves to be understood in its own right. Valentinianism served as a catalyst for the development of mainstream Christian doctrine, exegesis and ritual. Its connections to contemporary forms of Platonism are being progressively uncovered. The present volume, edited by Christoph Markschies and Einar Thomassen, shows the current state of research on Valentinianism, offering contributions by leading experts about the history of the movement, contested aspects of Valentinian doctrine, and the use and interpretation of the New Testament by the Valentinians"--
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references
ISBN:9004413715