Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Hostname: page-component-848d4c4894-r5zm4 Total loading time: 0 Render date: 2024-06-24T08:10:39.642Z Has data issue: false hasContentIssue false

9 - Valentinian and Marcionite Currents

from Part II - Early Christian Teachers and Movements in Alexandria

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  14 December 2023

M. David Litwa
Affiliation:
Boston College, Massachusetts
Get access

Summary

This chapter reviews the evidence for Valentinian and Marcionite movements in mid to late second-century Alexandria. It analyzes the Excerpts from Theodotus made by Clement of Alexandria to retell the Valentinian story of creation and redemption as it was known in Alexandria. Apelles is recorded to have come to Alexandria at some point between 150 and 180 ce. The fragments of Apelles reveal several attempts to modify elements of Marcionite thought (e.g., the oneness of God and the compound nature of Jesus’s body) according to Valentinian emphases. Although the evidence is thin, both Celsus and Origen confirm that Marcionite and Valentinian Christians were present in Alexandria and flourished there into the third century.

Type
Chapter
Information
Early Christianity in Alexandria
From its Beginnings to the Late Second Century
, pp. 138 - 149
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below. (Log in options will check for institutional or personal access. Content may require purchase if you do not have access.)

Save book to Kindle

To save this book to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about saving to your Kindle.

Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

Available formats
×

Save book to Dropbox

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Dropbox.

Available formats
×

Save book to Google Drive

To save content items to your account, please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Find out more about saving content to Google Drive.

Available formats
×