THE SOURCES FOR VALENTINIAN GNOSTICISM: A QUESTION OF METHODOLOGY

@article{Desjardins1986THESF,
  title={THE SOURCES FOR VALENTINIAN GNOSTICISM: A QUESTION OF METHODOLOGY},
  author={Michel Desjardins},
  journal={Vigiliae Christianae},
  year={1986},
  volume={40},
  pages={342-347}
}
The Valentinian writings often served as grains of sand in the oyster bed of second and third century patristic literature, and in many instances it is still possible to recover those irritants with a reasonable degree of certainty. The patristic works which contain this primary Valentinian material have long been isolated and, using F.-M.-M. Sagnard's list,' include the following seven: Irenaeus' Adversus haereses; Clement of Alexandria's Stromata and Excerpta ex Theodoto; Hippolytus… Expand