By Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen
The publication illuminates “the different aspect” of early Christianity by way of studying thinkers and hobbies that have been embraced through many second-century spiritual seekers as valid types of Christianity, yet that are now mostly forgotten, or are recognized simply from the features attributed to them within the writings in their major adversaries. the gathering offers 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 integrated an summary of the existence and critical guides of the “heretics,” besides an outline in their theologies and activities. as a result, this quantity can function a instruction manual of the second-century “heretics” and their “heresies.” considering the fact that the entire chapters were written via experts who combat day-by-day with their examine topics, the contributions additionally provide new views and insights stimulating extra dialogue in this fascinating—but usually neglected—side of early Christianity.
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Irenaeus continues his account as follows (Haer. 4): Therefore those who know these things have been set free from the rulers who made the world. It is not right to confess him who was cruciﬁed, but him who came in the form of a man and was supposed to have been cruciﬁed and was called Jesus and was sent by the Father in order by this dispensation to undo the works of the creators of the world. Thus (he says) if anyone confesses the cruciﬁed, he is still a slave, and under the power of those who made the bodies; he who denies (him) has been set free from them, and knows the (saving) dispensation made by the unoriginate Father.
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Christology and Soteriology Basilides’ teaching about the creator Archon is followed in Irenaeus’ account by teaching relating to the salvation wrought by Christ:88 The unoriginate and ineﬀable Father, seeing their disastrous plight, sent his ﬁrst-born Nous—he is the one who is called the Christ—to liberate those who believe in him from the power of those who made the world. To their (the angels’) nations he appeared on earth as a man and performed miracles. -C. Puech and B. Blatz in their discussion of the “Gospel of Basilides,” Schneemelcher, New Testament Apocrypha, 1:397–99, esp.
A Companion to Second-Century Christian 'Heretics' by Antti Marjanen, Petri Luomanen