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Bibil Identifier bibil:211777
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Dialogue of the Savior as a Witness to the Late Valentinian Tradition
Author Létourneau, Pierre
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 65, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 74-98 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Dialogue of the Savior is an intriguing document amalgamating sayings of the Lord, cosmological fragments and other materials from different origins. A close analysis of its major ideas shows a Valentinian origin, as M. Krause once suspected. Addressing first the issue of finding valid criteria for the identification of Valentinian documents, the article then seeks to establish the Valentinian character of the Dialogue of the Savior by comparing it to patristic and Nag Hammadi sources. Some discrepancies between this version of Valentinianism and the patristic accounts are best explained as doctrinal accommodations toward the emerging orthodoxy.
DOI 10.1163/157007210X503153
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex III : 5, Dialogue of the Saviour
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Valentinians
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