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Refutation of All Heresies
Litwa, M. David

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016 pp. lix + 824. $99.95

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Description: The Refutation of All Heresies (ca. 225 CE) is a treasure-trove of ancient philosophy, astrology, medicine, magic, Gnostic thought, numerology, heresiography, ecclesial politics, and early Christian studies in general. Offered here for the first time in almost a century is a full English translation, along with a newly-edited Greek text, extensive notes, and a thorough introduction. The volume features a full English translation with extensive notes; newly edited Greek text that avoids the pitfalls of the most recent edition; a thorough-going introduction that addresses the questions of authorship, date, and audience, as well as the purpose of the book, its organization, method, and importance for Gnostic studies.

Subjects: Early Christian Literature, Other Literature, Literature

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Review by Augusto Cosentino
Published 1/25/2018
Citation: Augusto Cosentino, review of M. David Litwa, Refutation of All Heresies, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2018).

Review by Simon Gathercole
Published 10/13/2017
Citation: Simon Gathercole, review of M. David Litwa, Refutation of All Heresies, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2017).

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