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Bibil Identifier bibil:245386
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Rethinking Valentinianism
Title (English, ) Some Remarks on the Tripartite Tractate, with special reference to Plotinus’ Enneads II, 9
Author Berno, Francesco
Journal Augustinianum. Periodicum quadrimestre Collegi Internationalis Augustiniani (Volume: 56, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Language English
Pages 331-345 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper analyses an important Valentinian source, the Tractatus Tripartitus, the last work in the so-called Codex Jung. The main aim of the article is to provide a reading of the text as a whole, high-lighting how the Tractatus Tripartitus might be understood as an attempt to remove the apocalyptic matrix of Valentinian theology. Finally, several essential features of the work are compared with the well-known charges brought against the Gnostics by Plotinus, investigating the possibility of an actual historical relationship between the Tripartite Tractate and the ninth essay of the second Ennead.
DOI 10.5840/agstm201656221
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Valentinians
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex I : 5, Tripartite Tractate
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : Literature - Philosophy : Plotinus
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