Valentinus was the best known and for a time most successful early Christian gnostic theologian.He founded his school in Rome. According to Tertullian, Valentinus was a candidate for bishop of Rome but started his own group when another was chosen. Valentinus produced a variety of writings, but only fragments survive, largely those embedded in refuted quotations in the works of his opponents, not enough to reconstruct his system except in broad outline.
|Year Written: (Assumed)||120-160 AD|
|Scripture Type:||Gnostic Authors|
Gnosticism is a modern term categorizing a collection of pre-Christian ancient religions whose adherents shunned the material world which they viewed as created by the demiurge; and instead embraced the spiritual world. Gnostic Authors are the writers of Gnostic texts and works.
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