The Refutation of All Heresies [Hippolytus of Rome] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Hippolytus of Rome ( – AD) was the most. Philosophumena; or, The refutation of all heresies, formerly attributed to Origen, but now to Hippolytus, bishop and martyr, who flourished about. Full text of “Philosophumena; or, The refutation of all heresies, formerly attributed to Origen, but now to Hippolytus, bishop and martyr, who flourished about

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And they are taught to yield obedience to rulers and elders; and if ten occupy seats in the same room, one of them will not speak unless it will appear expedient to the nine. After, then, the light and the spirit had been received, he says, into the polluted and baneful and disordered womb, the serpent–the wind of the darkness, the first-begotten of the waters–enters within and produces man, and the impure womb neither loves nor recognises any other form.

The same reproach of scanty information cannot be brought against the books discovered by Mynas. After this repose, it is their opinion that war would next be waged against them after being thus congregated; that in this conflict Christ would fall by the edge of the sword; and that, after no long time, would next succeed the termination and conflagration of the universe; and that in this way their opinions concerning the resurrection would receive completion, and a recompense be rendered to each man according to his works.

This Callistus became a “martyr” at the period when Fuscianus was prefect of Rome, and the mode of his “martyrdom” was as follows. And there are appointed overseers, who take care of all things that belong to them in common, and they all appear always in white clothing. Here we have dignity of language corresponding to dignity of thought, and in the case of Valentinus especially the diction is quite equal to the passages from the discourses of that most eloquent heretic quoted by Clement of Alexandria.

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He is quoting Hegesippus. This, he says, is he who is according to the heresiess of Esau, whose garment–he not being himself present–was blessed; who did not receive, he says, the benediction uttered by him of enfeebled vision. Add both to Cart Add both to List. As Sextus was a medical man it is probably the technical term corres- ponding to our “parturition. Hippolytuus sect had its stronghold especially in the region around Samaria.

That he might sheltering compass her around On every side, and be for evermore To the blest gods a mansion unremoved. The Xll of the Work What interest has a work such as this of Hippolytus for us at the present day? And they de liver their judgments when they have assembled together, numbering at the very least one hundred; and the sentence delivered by them is irreversible.

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And that earthquakes are produced by the air above falling on that under the earth; for when this is moved, that the earth also, being wafted by it, is shaken. For neither do the remaining heresies present much difference of aspect from this, having a mutual connection through the same spirit of error.


Book V concerns itself with the Ophite heresies.

And that the solstices are caused by both sun and moon being repulsed by the air. For we shall leave behind us no small help to hippolytud life of men against further error, when all see clearly the hidden and unspeakable orgies of which 1 irpbs rdv uutccs ebv.

Hippolytus inserts an unnecessary ov before the word. In order, then, that these impious heretics may no longer belie Mariamne or James, or the Saviour Himself, let us come to the mystic rites whence these have derived their figment ,–to a consideration, if it seems right, of both the Barbarian and Grecian mysteries ,–and let us see how these hereticscollecting together the secret and ineffable mysteries of all the Gentiles, are uttering falsehoods against Christ, and are making dupes of those who are not acquainted with these orgies of the Gentiles.

This psalm of theirs has been composed, by which they seem to celebrate all the mysteries of the error advanced by them in a hymn, couched in the following terms: But that the Nile increases in summer when the snows from the northern parts are carried down into it.

MacMillan,pp. Yet from him to whom they have been only communicated, no oath is longer necessary. These persons, then, were styled Esoteric Pythagoreans, whereas the rest, Pythagoristae.

And that the circle of the sun is 27 times greater than that of the moon and that the sun is in the highest place in the heavens and the circles of the fixed p. There are said to be some other fragments of Coptic MSS. And that the moon is eclipsed when the earth is interposed, and occasionally also those stars that are underneath the moon.

But the other is father of all begotten things, devoid of prescience, and invisible. Now they maintain that those who have abrogated matrimony commit some terrible offence, which is for the destruction of life, and that they ought not to cut off the succession of children; far, that if all entertained this opinion, the entire race of men would easily be exterminated.

And on receiving the money, the head of the order distributes it to all according to their necessities.

The Brahmins among the Indians, and the Druids among the Celts, and Hesiod devoted themselves to philosophic pursuits. And that the things in heaven were set in order by their circular motion.

For this may happen as quick as thought, as the tallow put into heated pots sticks fast at once, or it may take place after some time. So that in this respect the prediction will not appear accurate, many people being born all over the world at the same hour, while every observer will see the stars differently.


Hippolytus: Refutation of All Heresies – Book 1

In all these we seem to be listening to the words of a fluent but rather laborious orator. Aol the Esoterics were called Pythagoreans and the others Pythagorists. For some understood by it the desires, but others the pleasure that comes by virtue.

After this thinker comes Anaxagoras, son of Hegesibulus, a native of Clazomenae. For the promise of washing is not any other, according to them, than the introduction of him that is washed in, according to them, life-giving water, and anointed with ineffable ointment than his introduction into unfading bliss But they assert that not only is there in favour of their doctrine, testimony to be drawn from the mysteries of the Assyrians, but also from those of the Phrygians concerning the happy nature–concealed, and yet at the same time refutaion things that have been, and are coming into existence, and moreover will be,- a happy nature which, the Naassene says, is the kingdom of heaven to be sought for within a man.

A good discussion of the changes in the meaning of the word and its successors, vwoaTaais and TTpoawrrou, is to be found in Hatch, op.

Refutation of All Heresies

Now it seems expedient, even at the expense of a more protracted investigation, not to shrink from labour; for we shall leave behind us no trifling auxiliary to human life against the recurrence of error, when all are made to behold, in an obvious light, the clandestine rites of these men, and the secret orgies which, retaining under their management, they deliver to the initiated hippilytus.

The soul they refuation nothing but mere vitality, and that it is on account of this that man has been created. For some of them discipline themselves above the requisite rules of the order, so that even they would not handle a current coin of the country, saying that they ought not either to carry, or behold, or fashion an image: And the adherents of another party call no one Lord except the Deity, even though one should put them to the torture, or even kill them. George Salmon, Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, who was throughout his life a zealous student of Gnosticism and of the history of the Church during the early centuries.

He was then an impostor and knave, and in process of time hurried away many with him. Baruch then coming, stood in the midst of the angels of Edem, that is, in the midst of paradise–for paradise is the angels, in the midst of whom he stood,–and issued to the man the following injunction: Ultimately Elohim selected Heresiss, an uncircumcised prophet, and sent him to quell the twelve angels of Edem, and release the Father from the twelve angels, those wicked ones of the creation.