The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Books II and III. <i>De Fide</i>: Second, revised edition

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In 376 Epiphanius, chief bishop of Cyprus, published, in three Books, an historical encyclopedia of heretical sects, with the arguments, chiefly scriptural, needed to counter them, and called it the Panarion (Medicine Chest). This volume, Books II and III of the Panarion, is chiefly concerned with the sects contemporary with him, the Arian, Manichaean and others. It thus describes the thought of the fourth century church, and includes a number of source documents, many of them found only here. This is the only ...

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Overview

In 376 Epiphanius, chief bishop of Cyprus, published, in three Books, an historical encyclopedia of heretical sects, with the arguments, chiefly scriptural, needed to counter them, and called it the Panarion (Medicine Chest). This volume, Books II and III of the Panarion, is chiefly concerned with the sects contemporary with him, the Arian, Manichaean and others. It thus describes the thought of the fourth century church, and includes a number of source documents, many of them found only here. This is the only full translation of Epiphanius in a modern language.

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'The translation is both careful and readable. [...] This new edition extends the availability of the translated text of the Panarion, which is welcome.[...] this is an excellent English language translation of the text that will be widely consulted and cited.'

Paul Foster, The Expository Times 124(7)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004228412
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/13/2012
  • Series: Nag Hammadi and Manichaean Studies, #79
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 696
  • Sales rank: 1,340,575
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Williams, Ph.D. (1961) Oxford University, taught 23 years in the Religion Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, Retired 1998.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Translator's Introduction ix

Abbreviations xiii

Works Cited xvii

*Anacephalaeosis IV 1

47 Against Encratites 3

48 Against those who are called Phrygians or Montanists 6

49 Against Quintillianists or Pepuzians 22

50 Against Quartodecimans 24

51 Against the sect which does not accept the Gospel according to John, or his Revelation 26

52 Against Adamians 68

53 Against Sampsaeans 71

54 Against Theodotians 73

55 Against Melchizidekians 78

56 Against Bardesianists 88

57 Against Noetians 91

58 Against Valesians 100

59 Against the impure "Purists" (Cathari) 104

60 Against Angelics 115

61 Against Apostolics 116

62 Against Sabellians 123

63 Against the first type of Origenist, who are shameful as well 130

64 Against Origen, also called Adamantius 134

*Anacephalaeosis V 215

65 Against Paul the Samosatian 216

66 Against Manichaeans 226

67 Against Hieracites 316

68 Against the schism of Melitius the Egyptian 324

69 Against the Arian Nuts 333

*Anacephalaeosis VI 411

70 On the schism of the Audians 412

71 Against Photinians 428

72 Against Marcellians 433

73 Against Semi-Arians 443

74 Against Pneumatomachi 483

75 Against Aerius 504

76 Against Anomoeans 511

*Anacephalaeosis VII 581

77 Against Dimoerites, called Apollinarians by some 582

78 Against Antidicomarians 616

79 Against Collyridians 637

80 Against Massalians 646

*De Fide 655

Index 683

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