lecture 2

  1. pelikan quote
    history is usually dictated by the victors 
  2. what is heresy?
    deviation from sound doctrine
  3. gnosticism definition from pelikan
    gnosticism may be defined as a system which taught the cosmic redemption of hte spirit through knowledge 
  4. famous gnostic leaders
    • simon magus 
    • basilides
    • valentinus
    • heracleon 
  5. origins of gnosticism 
    • judaism - both apocaluptic and sapiential 
    • persian zoroastrianism 
    • hellenistic theology/philosophy 
  6. MAIN TEACHINGS of gnosticism , mainly from valentinus 
    • 1. school of interpretation WITHIN church
    • 2. necessity for gnosis
    • 3. allegorical interpretation of Scripture 
    • 4. dualistic world view (absolute/mitigated)
    • 5. creation myth - demi-god
    • 6. anthropology - man is rational actor 
    • 7. soteriology; redemption = knowledge 
  7. positive influence of gnosticism on christianity
    • 1. better trinitarian theology
    • 2. undertsanding of hypostasis
    • 3. first systematic exegetes. 
    • 4. put limits on allegorical understanding 
  8. Marcion biographical information
    • 135 - rome 
    • 144 - excommunicated 
    • 150 - justin martyr says still active 
    • 154-160 - dies 
  9. teaching of marcion
    • 1. scripture (purified luke, paul, and No O.T.) 
    • 2. distiniction between jesus god and creator God 
    • 3. docetic (messiah of ot is not christ) 
  10. significance of marcionism for christian thought
    • 1. CANON
    • 2. development o fpualine theology 
    • 3. reflection on trinitarian relations
    • 4 reflection on question of origin of evil 
    • 5 reflection on humanity of Christ
  11. montanism teaching
    • 1. apocalyptic coming of jesus 
    • 2. christian moralism 
    • 3. spirit - center on question of authority "i am paracelete" 
  12. significance of montanism as per pelikan (5)
    • 1. apostolic canon 
    • 2. creed
    • 3. episcopate 
    • 4. understandings of HS
    • 5. pushing second coming until later 
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