In early Christian heresiology, the Panarion (Koine Greek: Πανάϕιον, Epifanio escribió en su obra El Panarion ( dC) que José fue padre de . Il divino senza veli: La dottrina gnostica della Lettera valentiniana’ di Epifanio, Panarion 31 Testo, traudzione e commento storico-religioso. L’impressione che ne ricavò Epifanio dovette essere di confusione o di voluta ambiguità: gli 8 Cfr. Epifanio, Panarion 77,20 (GCS , Holl/Dummer).

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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: He is best known for composing the Panariona very large compendium of the heresies up to his own time, full of quotations that are often the only surviving fragments of suppressed texts.

When I accompanied you to the holy place called Bethel, there to epiafnio you in celebrating the Collect, after the use of the Church, I came to a villa called Anablatha and, as I was passing, saw a lamp burning there.

Scholars are often begrudgingly grateful to Epiphanius for his preservation of otherwise lost texts in his massive heresiology, the Panarion.

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He gained a reputation as a strong defender of orthodoxy. It lists, and epifwnio, 80 panarrionsome of which are not described in any other surviving documents from the time. This in turn suggests that the provenance of the letter might be better situated in the east, and because of its esoteric contents intended for an audience deeply familiar with the teachings of Valentinus.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. I have now sent the best that I could find, and I beg that you will order the presbyter of the place to take the curtain which I have sent from the hands of the Reader, and that you will afterwards give directions that curtains of the other sort—opposed panaron they are to our religion—shall not be hung up in any church of Christ.


After this, Epiphanius embarks on his account of the sixty Christian heresies, from assorted gnostics to eoifanio various trinitarian heresies of the fourth century, closing with the Collyridians and Messalians. In he was present at the Council of Romeagain upholding epifznio cause of Paulinus.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. It is also an important source psnarion the early Jewish gospels such as the Gospel according to the Hebrews circulating among the Ebionites and the Nazarenesas well as the followers of Cerinthus and Merinthus.

Furthermore, he has untangled the bewildering list of aeons found at the end of the letter, by suggesting that the names were originally in an early Syriac that became distorted in transliteration. A Guide to the Literature and its Background2nd edn,p John Chrysostom, Bishop of Constantinoplegave the monks shelter.

Regardless of this he was clearly strongly against some contemporary uses of images in the church. He returned to Palestine aroundwhen he was still a young man, and he founded a monastery at Ad nearby, panariin which is often mentioned in the polemics of Jerome with Rufinus and John, Bishop of Jerusalem.

Epiphanius of Salamis

His earliest known work is the Ancoratus the well anchored manwhich includes arguments against Arianism and the teachings of Origen. Testo, traudzione e commento storico-religioso by Giuliano Chiapparini. He was also the Metropolitan of the Church of Cyprus. However, when he realised he was being used as a tool by Theophilus against Chrysostom, who had given refuge to the monks persecuted by Theophilus and who were appealing to the emperor, Epiphanius started back to Salamis, only to die on the way home in Epiphanius was either born into a Romaniote Christian family or became a Christian in his youth.

Since then there has been some little delay, due panariion the fact that I have been seeking a curtain of the best epifanlo to give to them instead of the former one, and thought it right to send to Cyprus for one. Book titles OR Journal titles. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.


Formats and Editions of The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Book I (Sects ) []

Contact Contact Us Help. The texts appear not to have been given a polish but consist of rough notes and sketches, as Allen A.

Such was Epiphanius’s reputation for learning that the Physiologusthe principal source of medieval bestiaries, came to be widely falsely attributed to him. Another work, On the Twelve Gems De Gemmissurvives in a number of fragments, rpifanio most complete of which is the Georgian.

Views Read Edit View history. He pqnarion John to be careful of the “offence” of images in the churches. Vested as a bishop in omophorionsometimes holding a scroll. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

However, through careful philological and theological analysis, Chiapparini offers a completely different dating, context, and interpretation of the text. He served as bishop for nearly forty years, as well as travelled widely to combat unorthodox beliefs. Scholars have marginalized or even dismissed the significance of this letter because the text is perceived to be in such a mangled state—the result of multiple recensions—that it lacks coherence and is thus not useful for understanding early Valentinian theology.

Letter LI in Jerome’s letters gives Jerome’s Latin translation, made at Epiphanius’ request, of his letter, originally in Greek from c. And so Chiapparini returned to the manuscript tradition, revised the text, and has recovered what appears to be a more coherent theological exposition that exhibits rhetorical sophistication, intertextual engagement with the New Testament, and evidence for a lively intra-Valentinian cosmological debate.

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