Studia Biblica Et Ecclesiastica; Essays Chiefly in Biblical and Patristic Criticism

Studia Biblica Et Ecclesiastica; Essays Chiefly in Biblical and Patristic Criticism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...arguing the question of Ecstasy with Simon. The Ineffable God of the Gnostic is not revealed in scripture, and can therefore be known only by direct vision. But visions, the apostle maintains, far from being sent by'God, are delusions of the evil spirit. 'Therefore, if to thee also Jesus was made known in a vision, He appeared to thee in a vision and in dreams because He was angry with thee as an adversary.' 'If thou wast seen of Him and made His disciple in one brief hour, preach of the lunar month. In the Recognition Helen is called Luna, and this identification so clearly underlies the Homilies that it was no doubt found in the Oruruhchrift. Hence also Simon keeps a curious Sabbath every eleventh day (ii. 35), on the 10th, 20th, and 30th of the month. One speaking sign of the comparative lateness of the Recognitions is the fact that the author of that book was perplexed by this singular usage, and mistranslates the passage where it is mentioned--i. 20, ' Differt Simon certaminis diem in undecimum mensis praeseniis quae est post seplem dies (in the Homilies we read 'AurW0Tot Xt/iojv rfjv r/nrffiv (Is Tv avpiov tjpttpav yctp arjfifpov 5i tvhtKa fnpijv Outoo Ttr/x"1' aa00arov). Thirdly, Simon differs from Marcion, Basilides, and Valentinus, in that he does not believe in our Lord. Jesus was the Son of the Demiurge, xviii. 4, and sometimes 1 did not know what he was saying, ' xviii. II. This is a cardinal point, and must baffle all attempts to represent Simon as teaching the doctrines, or maintaining the position of any one of the three great heresiarchs. Simon actually alleges that he is himself the true or eternal Christ (as opposed to Jesus), xptarov iatrrbv alyiaadfievos iaTwra vpoadyoptvfi. Here we have both agreement and disagreement...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236551923
  • 9781236551924