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Valentinus and Valentinians
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The Valentinian school represents the most important heretical Christian current of the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD, whose traces are still evident as late as the 7th and 8th centuries. The name “Valentinians” is first found in Justin (Dialogus cum Tryphone, 35, 6) and Hegesippus (in Eusebius, H…

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Holzhausen, Jens, “Valentinus and Valentinians”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_368>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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