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Valentinianism was one of the first attempts to intellectualize Christian teachings and raise it to the level of Greco-Roman philosophy. Its foundation goes back to Valentinus the Gnostic, who was influential during the mid-2nd-century CE in Rome (Iren. Haer. 3.4.3; Markschies, 1992, 293–336…

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Auvinen, Risto, “Valentinians”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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