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Irenaeus, Refutation Of All Heresies, 1.25.3


nanThey practise also magical arts and incantations; philters, also, and love-potions; and have recourse to familiar spirits, dream-sending demons, and other abominations, declaring that they possess power to rule over, even now, the princes and formers of this world; and not only them, but also all things that are in it. These men, even as the Gentiles, have been sent forth by Satan to bring dishonour upon the Church, so that, in one way or another, men hearing the things which they speak, and imagining that we all are such as they, may turn away their ears from the preaching of the truth; or, again, seeing the things they practise, may speak evil of us all, who have in fact no fellowship with them, either in doctrine or in morals, or in our daily conduct. But they lead a licentious life, and, to conceal their impious doctrines, they abuse the name [of Christ], as a means of hiding their wickedness; so that "their condemnation is just," when they receive from God a recompense suited to their works.


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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 8.3 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

8.3. וַיְעַנְּךָ וַיַּרְעִבֶךָ וַיַּאֲכִלְךָ אֶת הַמָּן אֲשֶׁר לֹא־יָדַעְתָּ וְלֹא יָדְעוּן אֲבֹתֶיךָ לְמַעַן הוֹדִעֲךָ כִּי לֹא עַל־הַלֶּחֶם לְבַדּוֹ יִחְיֶה הָאָדָם כִּי עַל־כָּל־מוֹצָא פִי־יְהוָה יִחְיֶה הָאָדָם׃ 8.3. And He afflicted thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that He might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every thing that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live."
2. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 3.20, 4.25 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

4.25. וַיֵּדַע אָדָם עוֹד אֶת־אִשְׁתּוֹ וַתֵּלֶד בֵּן וַתִּקְרָא אֶת־שְׁמוֹ שֵׁת כִּי שָׁת־לִי אֱלֹהִים זֶרַע אַחֵר תַּחַת הֶבֶל כִּי הֲרָגוֹ קָיִן׃ 3.20. And the man called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living." 4.25. And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: ‘for God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.’"
3. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)

34a. Tim. For movement He assigned unto it that which is proper to its body, namely, that one of the seven motions which specially belongs to reason and intelligence; wherefore He spun it round uniformly in the same spot and within itself and made it move revolving in a circle; and all the other six motions He took away and fashioned it free from their aberrations. And seeing that for this revolving motion it had no need of feet, He begat it legless and footless.
4. New Testament, 1 Peter, 2.16 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.16. as free, and not using your freedom for a cloak of wickedness, but as bondservants of God.
5. New Testament, 1 Timothy, 6.20 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

6.20. Timothy, guard that which is committed to you, turning away from the empty chatter and oppositions of the knowledge which is falsely so called;
6. New Testament, 3 John, 9 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. New Testament, 2 Corinthians, 11.2-11.3 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

8. New Testament, Acts, 8.23 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

8.23. For I see that you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bondage of iniquity.
9. New Testament, James, 2.7 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

2.7. Don't they blaspheme the honorable name by which you are called?
10. New Testament, Romans, 3.8, 7.2, 7.4 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

3.8. Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned. 7.2. For the woman that has a husband is bound by law to the husband while he lives, but if the husband dies, she is discharged from the law of the husband. 7.4. Therefore, my brothers, you also were made dead to the law through the body of Christ, that you would be joined to another, to him who was raised from the dead, that we might bring forth fruit to God.
11. New Testament, Matthew, 19.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

19.6. So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, don't let man tear apart.
12. Clement of Alexandria, Excerpts From Theodotus, 48 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

48. Now the Creator divided the refined element from the coarse, since he perceived the nature of each, and made light, that is, he revealed and brought it to light and form, for he made the light of sun and heaven much later. And of the material elements he made one out of grief, which gives substance to the 'spiritual things of evil with whom is our contest' (and therefore the Apostle says, 'And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom ye were sealed'), and another he made from fear, the wild beasts, and another from terror and need, the elements of the world. And in the three elements fire drifts about and is disseminated and lurks, and is kindled by them and dies with them, for it has no appointed place of its own like the other elements from which the compound substances are fashioned.
13. Clement of Alexandria, Miscellanies, 4.13 (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

14. Irenaeus, Refutation of All Heresies, None (2nd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

15. Lucian, The Passing of Peregrinus, 11 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

16. Eusebius of Caesarea, Ecclesiastical History, 3.32, 4.8.2, 4.22.4-4.22.5 (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)

4.8.2. He records in five books the true tradition of apostolic doctrine in a most simple style, and he indicates the time in which he flourished when he writes as follows concerning those that first set up idols: To whom they erected cenotaphs and temples, as is done to the present day. Among whom is also Antinoüs, a slave of the Emperor Hadrian, in whose honor are celebrated also the Antinoian games, which were instituted in our day. For he [i.e. Hadrian] also founded a city named after Antinoüs, and appointed prophets. 4.22.4. The same author also describes the beginnings of the heresies which arose in his time, in the following words: And after James the Just had suffered martyrdom, as the Lord had also on the same account, Symeon, the son of the Lord's uncle, Clopas, was appointed the next bishop. All proposed him as second bishop because he was a cousin of the Lord.Therefore, they called the Church a virgin, for it was not yet corrupted by vain discourses. 4.22.5. But Thebuthis, because he was not made bishop, began to corrupt it. He also was sprung from the seven sects among the people, like Simon, from whom came the Simonians, and Cleobius, from whom came the Cleobians, and Dositheus, from whom came the Dositheans, and Gorthaeus, from whom came the Goratheni, and Masbotheus, from whom came the Masbothaeans. From them sprang the Medrianists, and Marcionists, and Carpocratians, and Valentinians, and Basilidians, and Saturnilians. Each introduced privately and separately his own peculiar opinion. From them came false Christs, false prophets, false apostles, who divided the unity of the Church by corrupt doctrines uttered against God and against his Christ.
17. Nag Hammadi, Zostrianos, 9.2-9.4 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)

18. Plotinus, Enneads, 1.9.15 (3rd cent. CE - 3rd cent. CE)



Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
angels Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 174
basilides Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452; Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
blasphemy, heresy as Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
body Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
carpocrates, carpocratians Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
carpocrates and carpocratians Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
carpocratians Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126, 174, 352
clement of alexandria, moral criticism of heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
clement of alexandria, reduction of diverse heresies to common errors Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
cosmos Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
demiurge Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
desire Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
earth Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
encratites Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
ethics Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
eusebius of caesarea Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
gnostic, gnosticism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
gnosticism, as pagan Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125
gnosticism, heresiological reduction and simplification of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 174
gnosticism Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
gnōsis Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
hegesippus, and eusebius Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
hegesippus, schema of stages of heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
hegesippus Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
heresy, alterity/otherness/exteriority of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 175
heresy, division/multiplicity of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 175
heresy, exclusion of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174, 175
heresy, interior to church Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
heresy, novelty of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174
hippolytus Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 174
hypomnemata Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
incantation Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
irenaeus, heresiological innovations Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174, 175
irenaeus, on heresy and paganism Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126
irenaeus, other heresiological themes Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
irenaeus Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352; Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452; Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 174, 177
knowledge Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
law, the, in clement Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
law Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
libertinism/license Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 126, 174, 175, 352
logos Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
marcion Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
marcus Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
marcus magus Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 177
mark the magician Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126
marriage, heretical contempt for Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
marriage Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352; Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 177
music Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
myth, associated with heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125
origen of alexandria Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
orthodoxy, purity of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
orthodoxy, unity of Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 175
paganism, heresy assimilated to Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126, 174, 175
participation' Osborne, Irenaeus of Lyons (2001) 240
plato, timaeus Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
prayer Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
rule of faith Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
satan, and heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174, 175, 352
satan (see also devil, the) Iricinschi et al., Beyond the Gnostic Gospels: Studies Building on the Work of Elaine Pagels (2013) 174
scripture, as weapon/criterion against heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
sethians Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
simon magus Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
simon of samaria, as source of all heresy Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174, 175
simonians (sect) Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126
succession, authentic succession Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 175
succession, heretical succession Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174
valentinians, valentinianism Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
valentinians Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 174
valentinus Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
voice Corrigan and Rasimus, Gnosticism, Platonism and the Late Ancient World (2013) 452
zostrianus Gerson and Wilberding, The New Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (2022) 64
βλασφημεῖν Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
θίασος Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 126
κανών Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
παράδοσις Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
πορνεία Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 352
πάρεδρος Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 125, 126
φιλοπρωτεία Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
φίλτρον Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 126
ἀδιάφθορος Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
ὑγιής Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96
ὑποφθείρειν Boulluec, The Notion of Heresy in Greek Literature in the Second and Third Centuries (2022) 96