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Tripartite Tractate, The (NHC I,5; TractTri)
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Tripartite Tractate, The (NHC I,5; TractTri), untitled Gnostic didactic treatise of Valentinian origin (Valentinianism). The text is divided into three thematic complexes: from the transcendent world through creation to human redemption or perdition. The Logos plays a characteristically central role both in creation (functionally replacing Sophia) and redemption. Its anthropology is developed in three stages.


Ed.: H. Attridge & E. Pagels, Nag Hammadi Codex I (The Jung Codex), NHS 22f., 1985

E. Thomassen & L. Painchaud, Le traité trip…

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Nagel, Peter, “Tripartite Tractate, The (NHC I,5; TractTri)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 04 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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