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Bibil Identifier bibil:249964
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Pseudo-Priscillian and the Gospel of Truth
Author Edwards, Mark
Journal Vigiliae Christianae (Volume: 70, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 355-372 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A treatise On the Trinity, once ascribed to Priscillian of Avila, but now more commonly held to be the work of a disciple, quotes the aphorism "the name of the Father is the Son" as an apostolic saying. In fact it appears to be a quotation of the Gospel of Truth, affinities to which are also visible in the teaching of this treatise on the procession of the Word from the Father, the role of the Holy Spirit in this procession, the universal bondage of the human race in oblivion, the revelation of the Father’s face to the elect, and the common brotherhood of the elect with Christ. After noting a further affinity between the Gospel of Truth and another Priscillianist writing, the article concludes with some reflections on the use of apocryphal literature in the fourth century by authors whose theology was in most respects orthodox.
DOI 10.1163/15700720-12341271
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Texts : Nag Hammadi : Codex I : 3, Gospel of Truth
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Gnosticism : Sects and Schools : Valentinians
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