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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Beware of Palladius of Panaarion man once dear to me, but who now sorely needs God’s pity—for he preaches and teaches the heresy of Origen; and see to it that he does not seduce any of those who are intrusted to your keeping into the perverse ways of his erroneous doctrine.

A Guide to the Literature and its Background2nd edn,p 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. In he was present at the Council of Romeagain upholding the cause of Paulinus. Ensconced in the entry dedicated to the Valentinians in Panarion 31 is an anonymous letter, identified by Chiapparini as the Lettera dottrinale valentiniana LDV.

The epifaanio section covers the often quoted incident of the curtain, which unlike other passages attributed to Epiphanius and quoted by the Iconoclasts, is accepted as authentic by modern scholars: One unique feature of the Panarion is in the way that Epiphanius compares the various heretics to different poisonous beasts, going so far as to describe in detail the animal’s characteristics, how it produces its poison, and how to protect oneself from the animal’s bite or poison.

Book titles OR Journal titles. 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. Epiphanius begins with the ‘four mothers’ of pre-Christian heresy — ‘barbarism’, ‘Scythism’, ‘Hellenism’ and ‘Judaism’ — and then addresses the sixteen pre-Christian heresies that have flowed from them: A man of your uprightness should be careful to remove an occasion of offence elifanio alike of the Church of Christ and of those Christians who are committed to your charge.

Moreover, I have heard that certain persons have this grievance against me: He urged John to be careful of the “offence” of images in the churches. Vested as a bishop in omophorionsometimes holding a scroll. Epiphanius was either born into a Romaniote Christian family or became a Christian in his youth. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.


According to Ernst Kitzingerhe “seems to have been the first cleric to have taken up the matter of Christian religious images as a major issue”, and there has been much controversy over how many of the quotations attributed to him by the Byzantine Iconoclasts were actually by him. As soon as I heard this, I promised that I would give one, and said that I would send it at once. Forged from a partnership between a university panarioon and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted panarlon of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: He told Bishop John that such images were “opposed. For example, he describes his enemy Origen as “a toad noisy from too much moisture which keeps croaking louder and louder. It was composed in Constantinople for a Persian priest, in[15] and survives in Syriac, Armenian, and Georgian translations this last is found in Shatberd ms along with Physiologus and De Gemmis.

Contact Contact Us Help. Another feature of the Panarion is the access its earlier sections panarioj to lost works, notably Justin Martyr’s work on heresies, the Greek of Irenaeus’ Against Heresiesand Hippolytus’ Syntagma.

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

Epiphanius, by this time nearly 80, was one of those summoned, and began the journey to Constantinople. Scholars are often begrudgingly grateful to Epiphanius for his preservation of otherwise lost texts in his massive heresiology, the Panarion.

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While there is a growing body of recent scholarship interested in studying Ppanarion in his own right, there is also a long-standing scholarly practice of mining his writings for information on those whom he condemned as heretics. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat Journal of Eastern Christian Studies.

There then follows an interlude, telling of the Incarnation of the Word. They, however, murmured, and said that if I made up my mind to tear it, it was only fair that I should give them another curtain in its place.

He gained a reputation as a strong defender of orthodoxy. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. He was present at a synod in Antioch where the Trinitarian questions were debated against the heresy of Apollinarianism. Either way, he was a Romaniote Jew whom was born in the Old Yishuv in the small settlement of Besanduk, near Eleutheropolis modern-day Beit GuvrinEpifnio[3] and lived as a monk in Egypt, where he was educated and came into contact with Valentinian groups.


In that position he gained the ability to speak in several tongues, including HebrewSyriacEgyptianGreekand Latinand was called by Jerome on that account Pentaglossis “Five tongued”.

View freely available titles: It lists, and refutes, 80 heresiessome of which are not described in any other surviving documents from the time. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. He served as bishop for nearly forty years, as well as travelled widely to combat unorthodox beliefs. Il divino senza veli: 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.

Retrieved from ” https: He was ordained a priest, and lived and studied as superior of the monastery in Ad that he founded for thirty years and gained much skill and knowledge in that position. He was also the Metropolitan of the Church of Cyprus.

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.

He suggests that much of the problem lies with the modern textual tradition of the Panarionin particular the edition of Karl Holl, first published in The Catholic Historical Review. Regardless of this he was clearly strongly against some contemporary uses of images in the church. Letter LI in Jerome’s epifannio gives Jerome’s Latin translation, made at Epiphanius’ request, of his letter, originally in Greek from c.

Epiphanius of Salamis

Another work, On the Twelve Gems De Gemmissurvives in a number of fragments, epifanoi most complete of which is the Georgian. I pray that you may fare well in the Lord. During a visit to Palestine in orwhile preaching in Jerusalem, he attacked Origen ‘s followers and urged the Bishop of JerusalemJohn IIto condemn his writings. Testo, traudzione e commento storico-religioso.