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Monoimus,, 2nd cent.

Monoimus was a Gnostic teacher [→ Gnosticism] of whose life and career nothing is known. Hippolytus (ca. 230), who has left us a summary of his teachings, including a fragment of one of his letters (Refutatio, VIII, 12-15; X, 17, 5) calls him ‘the Arab’, which means that he came from the Roman province of Arabia.

According to Monoimus, there is a twofold principle of the All, Man and the Son of Man, of whom the former is unborn and immortal and the latter born, albeit independently of time, will or plan. For just as a fire and the l…

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Broek, Roelof van den, “Monoimus”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_242>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031

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