Item description for Der Paradox Eine: Antignostischer Monarchianismus Im Zweiten Jahrhundert (Texts An Studies of Early Christian Life and Language) (German Edition) by Reinhard M. Hubner & Markus Vinzent...
These essays propose a new dating of, and historical setting for the letters of "Ignatius of Antioch". In so doing this volume offers a contribution to the study of Monarchianism and early church history. An examination of the fragments of "Noetus of Smyrna", the founder of Monarchianism, leads to the discovery of the oldest "Regula fidei", and of its origin as part of anti-gnostic polemics. On the ground of late 2nd-century parallels, this "Regula" can be dated between 160 and 180 CE. It is within this context that the so-called "Letters of Ignatius" fit. As a result of these findings this volume argues for a significant revision of our understanding of early church history. Monarchianism ("Sabellianism", "Partripassianism"), later considered heretical, is shown to have been the almost universally accepted belief within the Church up to the period of the Roman bishops Zephyrinus and Callistus.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.4" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1999
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004115765 ISBN13 9789004115767
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INNOVATIVE THEOLOGY Jan 26, 2002
Although terribly expensive, Huebner's monograph is a remarkable achievement because it is the first one in living memory to analyze the little known relations between two early Christian heresies - Monarchianism and Gnosticism. They embodied two absolutely opposing principles, monism and dualism, with mainstream Christianity fluctuating between them. Arianism which shook most of the 4th century most probably sprang up as a Alexandrian reaction against Monarchianism but, in spite of some similarities with Gnosticism, it is a quite a different phenomenon. To sum up, Huebner's book which should be translated into English and other languages is a very important contribution to the current debate about the religious and cultural situation in late Antiquity.