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Ascent of the soul (3)

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03 Religious festivals, cults, rituals and practices

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

03 Religious festivals, cults, rituals and practices

2nd century CE
Roman Empire
Christian-Roman philosophers and scholars

Irenaeus, Against Heresies 5.30.4:
For the heretics, despising the handiwork of God and not maintaining the salvation of their flesh, moreover, condemning also the promise of God and overstepping God entirely in their opinions, say that they, as soon as they have died, shall overstep the heavens and the Demiurge and go to their “mother” or to that “father” who is a further invention of theirs. They therefore disallow an entire resurrection and as much as they are able seek to remove it from the midst. Is it any wonder if they [these heretics] know not the order of the resurrection?

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Irenaeus, Against Heresies 5.30.4


Hill 2001, 12Hill, Charles E. Regnum caelorum. Patterns of millennial thought in early Christianity. Grand Rapids: W.B. Eerdmans Pub. Co 2001 (second edition).

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