February 14, 2005

Bah. Humbug.

I just got back from the Church History course I am taking through the extension program of a nearby seminary. Tonight we discussed Irenæus' Against Heresies, his counterblast against the contemporary heresies of Gnosticism and Marcionism.

Coincidentally, the most significant figure in the history of Christian Gnosticism, the man most responsible for taking the intellectual and philosophical ramblings of earlier Gnostics and making them accessible to simpler folk, was a man named Valentinus.

Happy February 14.