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Again, then, they ask what is the soul, and whence, and what kind in reftuation nature, that, coming to the man and moving him, it should enslave and punish the image of the Perfect Man. Put forth an effort, therefore, Jesus, Son of man, not to be allured, but preach this word unto men, and carry back tidings to them of things pertaining to the Father, and things pertaining to the Good One, and ascend to the Good One, and sit there with Elohim, Father of us all.

And the connections and blendings of these are performed, according to nature, for the generation of growth completing the hlppolytus number. And when they have taken their seats in silence, they set down loaves in order, and next some one sort of food to eat along with the bread, and each receives refuttaion these rfeutation sufficient portion. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

MacMillan,p. I mean the followers of this hereticwho imagine themselves to be disciples gippolytus Christ, when in reality they are not so, but of” the Obscure. And since what are reflective and intelligent are numberless in multitude, while they continue by themselves, they are all at rest. And that the stars are a circle of fire, separated from the fire which is in the vicinity of the world, and encompassed by air. And he, looking towards heaven, alleging beresies he was carefully examining supernal objects, fell into a well; and a certain maid, by name Thratta, remarked of him derisively, that while intent on beholding things in heaven, he did not know, what was at his feet.

And first they fly for refuge to the mysteries of the Assyrians, perceiving the threefold division of the hippolyuts for the Assyrians first advanced the opinion that the soul has three parts, and yet is essentially one.

The same reproach of scanty information cannot be brought against the books discovered by Mynas. The context shows, that here, and probably elsewhere in the book, the phrase is used contemptuously.

Now of principles, he says, the substances hippolytuw light and darkness; and of these, spirit is intermediate without admixture. But he said that a certain mixture 2 was directly inherent in mind, and that the source of movement is the separation from one another of heat and cold and that the p.

Hippolytus of Rome

The early part of the summary of Jewish beliefs in Book X is torn away, and may have contained a notice of Dositheus, whose name occurs in Eusebius and other writers, refktation as a predecessor of Simon Magus and one who did not believe in the inspiration of the Jewish Prophets.


Callistus, however, made away with all the moneys committed to himand became involved in pecuniary difficulties. And he also touched on magic–as they say–and himself discovered an art of physiogony, laying down as a basis certain numbers and measures, saying that kf comprised the principle of arithmetical philosophy by composition after this manner.

Callistus alp to be a domestic of one Carpophorus, a man of the faith belonging to the household of Caesar. But they bear down on Calanus as having profanely withdrawn from their philosophy. The “Chaldreans” or Astrologers, and the celestial measurements of the Greek astronomers. And refutatioj affirmed that these atoms were composed of extremely small particles, in which there could not exist either a point or a sign, or any division; wherefore also he called them atoms.

For he says, “An obscure harmony is preferable to an obvious one;” and, “Whatsoever things are objects of vision, hearing, and intelligence,” that is, of the corporeal organs,–“these,” he says, “I pre-eminently honour,” not on this occasion, though previouslyhaving pre-eminently honoured invisible things.

But whatever excels or falls short of these terminates in vice.

And since they have introduced a supposition pregnant with immense error, they shall be refuted through the instrumentality of our admirable arrangement. But he also asserts that this fire is endued with intelligence, and a cause of the management of the Universe, and he denominates it craving and satiety. Refuyation philosopher first asserted that there is no possibility of comprehending anything, expressing himself thus: And he delivered to her the names of all, but did not give the name of Callistus, knowing the villanous acts he had ventured upon.

Or heresiarch makes the following statement. For since the foundation of the doctrine with them is the man Adam, and they say that concerning him it has been written, “Who shall declare his generation?

But those who say that the soul is immortal are partly corroborated by those words wherein he says that there are judgments after death, and courts of justice in the house of Hades, and that the good meet with a good reward and that the wicked are subjected to punishments.

And that the moon, being lower than the sun, is nearer us. And the difference of colours, and the dissimilarity which flowed from the rods through the waters upon the sheep, is, he says, the difference of corruptible and incorruptible generation.

For it heresiws different when condensed and rarefied. For Plato thinks it immortal ; but Aristotle that it remains behind after this life and that it is lost in the fifth Body which is assumed to exist along with the other four, to wit, fire, earth, water and air, but is more subtle than they and like a spirit.

Hippolytus of Rome: The Refutation of All Heresies, Book 9 (Roberts-Donaldson translation)

And that the sun surpasses the Peloponnesus in size. Yet they do not previously avow them, unless they have enslaved such a one by keeping him long in suspense and preparing him by blasphemy against the true God, 1 and they see him longing for the jugglery of or disclosure.


But since I perceive that they have not been abashed by our forbearance, and have made no account of how God is long-suffering, though blasphemed by them, in order that either from shame they may repent, or should they persevere, be justly condemned, I am forced to proceed in my intention of exposing those secret mysteries of theirs, which, to the initiated, with a vast amount of plausibility they deliver who are not accustomed first to disclose to any onetill, by keeping such in suspense during a period of necessary preparationand by rendering him blasphemous towards the true God they have acquired complete ascendancy over him, and perceive him eagerly panting after the promised disclosure.

It would seem to us desirable to explain the life of this heretic, inasmuch as he was born about the same time with ourselves, in order that, by the exposure of the habits of a person of this description, the heresy attempted to be established by him may be easily known, and may perchance be regarded as silly, by those endued with intelligence.

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: Refutattion, then, was a hearer of Archelaus, the natural philosopher; and he, reverencing the rule, “Know thyself,” and having assembled a large school, had Plato therewho was far superior to all his reuftation.

It was certainly no reluctance to call in evidence the work of a schismatic or heretical writer which led to the work being ignored, for Epiphanius, a century and a half later, classes Hippolytus with Irenreus and Clement of Alexandria as one from heesies writings he has obtained information, 2 and Theodoret, while making use still later of certain passages which coincide with great closeness with some in Book X of our text, 3 admits, as has been said, Hippolytus’ claim to both episcopacy and martyrdom.

But on being again set free, refutztion mixed with the others and remained a disciple and took his meals along with them. The girl, however, replies that she had seen the animalbut that she would not show him unless. And, at one time, to those who entertained true opinions, he would in private allege that they held similar doctrines with himselfand thus make them his dupes; while at another time he would og similarly towards those who embraced the tenets of Sabellius.

So also it seemed to Heraclitus. And they, abashed and constrained by the truth, have confessed their hippokytus for a short period, but after a little, wallow once again in the same mire.