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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 1.2.3


nanBut others of them fabulously describe the passion and restoration of Sophia as follows: They say that she, having engaged in an impossible and impracticable attempt, brought forth an amorphous substance, such as her female nature enabled her to produce. When she looked upon it, her first feeling was one of grief, on account of the imperfection of its generation, and then of fear lest this should end her own existence. Next she lost, as it were, all command of herself, and was in the greatest perplexity while endeavouring to discover the cause of all this, and in what way she might conceal what had happened. Being greatly harassed by these passions, she at last changed her mind, and endeavoured to return anew to the Father. When, however, she in some measure made the attempt, strength failed her, and she became a suppliant of the Father. The other AEons, Nous in particular, presented their supplications along with her. And hence they declare material substance had its beginning from ignorance and grief, and fear and bewilderment.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

10 results
1. New Testament, John, 19.30 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

19.30. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished." He bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.
2. Seneca The Younger, On Anger, 2.2.1-2.2.2, 2.4.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3. Clement of Alexandria, Excerpts From Theodotus, 49 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

4. Gellius, Attic Nights, 19.1 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

5. Hippolytus, Refutation of All Heresies, 6.31.2, 6.32.2-6.32.7 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

6. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, 1.2.2, 1.2.4-1.2.6, 1.3.3, 1.3.5, 1.4.1-1.4.3, 1.4.5, 1.5.1, 1.5.4, 1.11.1, 1.21.3, 1.29.4, 1.30.12, 6.32.5 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

7. Nag Hammadi, The Gospel of Truth, 17.10-17.20 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

8. Nag Hammadi, The Hypostasis of The Archons, 94.6-94.7, 94.14-94.17 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

9. Nag Hammadi, The Tripartite Tractate, 77.11-77.25, 80.14, 107.22, 128.27-128.28, 128.30 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

10. Pseudo-Tertullian, Adversus Omnes Haereses, 4.4



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
aeons Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94; Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
angel Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
anointing Hellholm et al., Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity (2010) 909
baptism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
body Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 94
christ Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 95, 171
cognitive theory Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
conversion, of soul Dunderberg, Beyond Gnosticism: Myth, Lifestyle, and Society in the School of Valentinus (2008) 239
cosmology Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
creator, creation Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
demiurge Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
emotion (pathos) Dunderberg, Beyond Gnosticism: Myth, Lifestyle, and Society in the School of Valentinus (2008) 112
emotions passions Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
experience Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
father, fatherhood Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 348, 349
father, the Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
father Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
free will Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 94
gnosis' Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 348
gnosis Albrecht, The Divine Father: Religious and Philosophical Concepts of Divine Parenthood in Antiquity (2014) 349
gnostic, gnosticism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
image of god Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
irenaeus, heresiological innovations Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 160
irenaeus, irony Dunderberg, Beyond Gnosticism: Myth, Lifestyle, and Society in the School of Valentinus (2008) 239
matter (material substance/existence) Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92
metaphysics Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
monogenes\u2003 Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
movement primus motus Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
myth, associated with heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 160
passions emotions Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
philosophy Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
platonism Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
pleroma Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
pleroma\u2003 Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
pronoia\u2003 Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92
protarchon Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 171
proto-passions primus motus and first motions Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 94
ptolemy (gnostic) Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 160
rebirth Hellholm et al., Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity (2010) 909
resurrection Hellholm et al., Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism: Late Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity (2010) 909
ritual Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
savior Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
seneca Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 94
sophia Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94; Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 95, 171
sophia prounikos Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 95
sophias partner Thomassen, Before Valentinus: The Gnostics of Irenaeus (2023) 171
stoic, stoicism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
stoicism Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
valentinian/valentinians Linjamaa, The Ethics of The Tripartite Tractate (NHC I, 5): A Study of Determinism and Early Christian Philosophy of Ethics (2019) 92, 94
valentinians Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 160
valentinus, valentinianism Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
wisdom Novenson, Monotheism and Christology in Greco-Roman Antiquity (2020) 259
wisdom (sophia) Dunderberg, Beyond Gnosticism: Myth, Lifestyle, and Society in the School of Valentinus (2008) 112