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Valentinus and the Valentinian Tradition

Valentinus was one of the most influential Gnostic Christian teachers of the second century A.D. He founded a movement which spread throughout Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. Despite persecution by the Catholic Church, the Valentinian school endured for over 600 years. Valentinus' influence persists even today. This site is dedicated to the Valentinian Gnostic tradition and features scriptures as well as articles on the teachings of the school. (An excellent introduction to Valentinus and his tradition is also given by Dr. Stephan Hoeller in  Valentinus: A Gnostic for All Seasons, available in the Archives.)

Contents of the Valentinian Tradition Section

Who was Valentinus?

The Valentinian School

Teachings in Brief

Teachings in Detail

Virtual Library

Valentinians and the Bible

Detailed Articles (18 Essays on Specific Themes)

Bibliography

 

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The material in the "Valentinus and the Valentinian Tradition" section originally appeared on an internet site created by David Brons, who authored all content found in this section.  It is archived in the Gnostic Society Library by permission of the author.  All rights including right of electronic reproduction are reserved 2003.