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Lotus sed non Mundus Simon Magus and the Raven

Richard Hillier

in Arator on the Acts of the Apostles: A Baptismal Commentary

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198147862
eISBN:
9780191672330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198147862.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Arator passed over the difficulties associated with one passage of the Acts of the Apostles — the separation of baptism from the laying on of hands and ... More


The Apostles versus Rival Christs

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

The martyrdom accounts of Peter and Paul display variety on many details, but all include descriptions of their primary antagonists. This chapter explores the two primary characters described in this ... More


Stealing Helen: The Myth of the Abducted Wife in Comparative Perspective

Lowell Edmunds

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691165127
eISBN:
9781400874224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691165127.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

It's a familiar story: a beautiful woman is abducted and her husband journeys to recover her. This story's best-known incarnation is also a central Greek myth—the abduction of Helen that led to the ... More


“I and You Are One.”: Simon of Samaria as Hero and Heretic

M. David Litwa

in Desiring Divinity: Self-deification in Early Jewish and Christian Mythmaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190467166
eISBN:
9780190467180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter first attempts to reconstruct Simonian theology from the Simonian document called The Great Declaration (preserved in the anonymous Refutation of All Heresies). Next, it traces the ... More


John and the Dark Cosmos

April D. DeConick

in The Gnostic New Age: How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170765
eISBN:
9780231542043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170765.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Historical influence of the Gnostic religion of Simon Magus on the formation of the first Johannine community; Gnostic storyline of the Gospel of John that has been obscured for centuries by ... More


Justifying Death

David L. Eastman

in The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was no single tradition about the deaths of Peter and Paul. Instead, there existed a cluster of traditions with some overlap on basic points, but much variety on other details. This chapter ... More


The Many Deaths of Peter and Paul

David L. Eastman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198767183
eISBN:
9780191821363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767183.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, History of Christianity

There was never a single story about the deaths of Peter and Paul, and attempts to create a master, seamless narrative of either death or both deaths misrepresent the ancient evidence. From the ... More


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