Known Knowns and Known Unknowns: Epiphanius of Salamis and the Limits of Heresiology*

@article{Berzon2016KnownKA,
  title={Known Knowns and Known Unknowns: Epiphanius of Salamis and the Limits of Heresiology*},
  author={Todd S. Berzon},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={109},
  pages={75 - 101}
}
In this essay, I explore the conceptual and discursive ruminations of Epiphanius of Salamis as he struggles in his Panarion to survey and manage the ever-expanding heretical world. Instead of reading this heresiological treatise as an attestation of theological, ecclesiastical, and intellectual authority established through totalizing discourse, I approach it as an expression of ancient ethnographic writing and the ethnographic disposition, an authorial orientation toward the world that… Expand
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