The Writings of Irenaeus: Vol. 1

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T. & T. Clark, 1868 - 480 pages
 

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Contents

The deceitful arts and nefarious practices of Marcus
51
The various hypotheses of Marcus and others Theories respecting letters and syllables
56
Sige relates to Marcus the generation of the twentyfour elements and of Jesus Exposure of these absurdities
64
Absurd interpretations of the Marcosians
69
The theory of the Marcosians that created things were made after the image of things invisible
72
Passages from Moses which the heretics pervert to the sup port of their hypothesis
74
19 Passages of Scripture by which they attempt to prove that the Supreme Father was unknown before the coining of Christ
78
The apocryphal and spurious Scriptures of the Marcosians with passages of the Gospels which they pervert
79
The views of redemption entertained by these heretics
81
Deviations of heretics from the truth
84
Doctrines and practices of Simon Magus and Menander
86
Doctrines of Saturninus and Basilides
89
Doctrines of Carpocrates
93
Doctrines of Cerinthus the Ebionites and Nicolaitanes
97
Doctrines of Cerdo and Marcion
98
Doctrines of Tatian the Encratites and others
100
Doctrines of various other Gnostic sects and especially of the Barbeliotes or Borborians
101
Doctrines of the Ophites and Sethians
104
Doctrines of the Cainites
113
BOOK II
116
the impossibility of its being other wise
117
The world was not formed by angels or by any other being
120
The first order of production maintained by the heretics
152
Valentinus and his followers derived the principles of their
160
No account can be given of these productions
168

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