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During this paintings T. Scott Manor offers a brand new standpoint on a typical view, referred to as the Johannine Controversy, which continues that the early church as soon as attempted to jettison the Gospel and Apocalypse of John as heretical forgeries. fundamental facts comes from Epiphanius of Salamis, who mentions a heretical team with such perspectives, the "Alogi." This besides with different facts from assets together with Irenaeus, Hippolytus, Origen, Eusebius, Photius, Dionysius bar Salibi, Ebed-Jesu and others has resulted in the realization definite Gaius of Rome led the "Alogi" during this anti-Johannine crusade. by means of conscientiously studying Epiphanius account relating to those different resources, Manor arrives at very diversified conclusions that query even if this sort of controversy ever existed at all."

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The second British manuscript (MS. Add. 12,143) contains the same objection but with no mention of the name ‘Gaius’ at all. , 405–6. Shortly after Gwynn’s publication, Adolf von Harnack also argued that Gaius did not reject John or ascribe it to Cerinthus, only that he may have utilized elements of the Alogi’s arguments against Revelation. B. Mohr, 1889), 63ff. 42 J. ’ In Hermas in Arcadia and Other Essays, 43–59 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1896): 48. See Harris (48) for the full reproduction of Hippolytus’ response in the Latin.

For Dionysius, bishop of Alexandria, says that the Revelation was not that of John the Apostle, but of another John, ‘the Presbyter,’ who lived in Asia. , 48–9. 45 Robinson, ‘Authorship,’, 481–495. , 494–5. 47 See Gwynn, 410. , 491. The Evidence 31 type of the language of the Gospel. Also John makes no mention of his name at all in the Gospel, but does put his name at the beginning and end of the Revelation. Now we agree that he received the Revelation of which he wrote from our Lord. Irenaeus the bishop, and Hippolytus of Bozra say that the Revelation is that of John the Evangelist, and that it was granted about the end of the reign of Domitian.

190. , 195–6. See also Schwartz, ‘Über den Tod,’ 44–5; cf. ‘Johannes und Kerinthos,’ 213–4. , 225–6. An Implausible Consensus And A New Way Forward 43 comprised this anti-Johannine faction. 55 Smith’s work hinges entirely on the viability of the above premise; otherwise his entire thesis would disintegrate. That is, if Hippolytus had, in fact, written two treatises, Epiphanius could have utilized one of Hippolytus’ treatises (viz. the Defense of the Apocalypse and Gospel of John) for his description of the Alogi, and Hippolytus could have crafted his polemic against Gaius in a separate treatise (viz.

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