Pre-Scholastic and Scholastic Philosophy

Pre-Scholastic and Scholastic Philosophy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Gnostic and Monarchianist heretics. These writers did not, indeed, omit to defend Christianity against the pagans, but their immediate concern was the confutation of the Gnostic and Mouarchianist errors, and this was also the chief part of their work. The most remarkable of these Apologists are Irenseus, Hippolytus and Tertullian. 2. Irenaeus, born in Asia Minor, A.D.14:0, a disciple of the martyr Polycarp, was, at a later period, presbyter of the church of Lyons, and ultimately bishop of that city. He died a martyr in the persecution of Severus, A.D-202. His chief work, "Exposure and Refutation of the False Gnosis " (ile)/X09 xai dvarpriirn rfig 1, L v8ov1'1, uov 'yva' cramg) has come down to us in an ancient Latin translation (Adz: Hm: -es. II. 5). Several fragments of the original text, notably a. large portion of the first book, have also been preserved. 3. The Gnostics had appealed in support of their system to certain secret doctrines supposed to have been communicated by Jesus. Against this assumption Irenrnus emphatically protests. The true doctrine, the real Gnosis, is the teaching of the Church, the doctrine handed down in the Church from the Apostles. Whoever departs from this teaching departs from truth. It must not be supposed that the human mind can comprehend all things. Whoever thinks to understand everything--to leave no secret to God--falls into error. God is incomprehensible, and cannot be measured b man's power of thought. Cur concepts of Him are all imperfect. " t is better, knowing nothing, to believe in God, and to persevere in His love, than to pursue subtle inquiries which end in atheism." 4. The Gnostics further distinguished between God and the Dexniurgos, assigning to the latter...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236959728
  • 9781236959720
  • 2,276,386