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Книга A Mathematician Explains A Mathematician Explains Книги Математика Автор: Mayme I. Logsdon Год издания: 1937 Формат: djvu Издат.:University Of Chicago Press Страниц: 2 hundred Размер: 1,9 ISBN: B000O01DLG Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:A Mathematician Explains

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34 Ibid. 2. 35 Dispensation: oiKOVOf1L£X, a term used by the orthodox to describe the Incarnation of God the Word. 2. , the [higher, aeonic] nature of the Savior. Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. 25 figures 1 and 2, which portray the mathematical symmetries inherent in Valentinian theology. To be noted are the emphases on pairs, quartets, octets, and the hexagon formed by Limit. The patterns in the names given to the aeons augment the mathematical symbolism.

114 The aeons of this group then form four pairs among themselves, and become an Ogdoad, although it is not explicitly called this. 13. Theodoret diverges from Irenaeus's account most significantly by conflating Barbelo and Thought. My account in this section follows Irenaeus' s report, and I draw from Theodoret' s version mainly to clarify Irenaeus' s terms. m Barbelo = BcxQ�T]i\w8 (Theodoret) or BcxQ�T]QW/BcxQ�T]i\w (Epiphanius). 1 1 2 Both Theodoret and the various versions of theApocryphon of John, which also recounts the Barbelo-Gnostic myth, depart here from Irenaeus: Thought and Barbelo are the same aeon, thus preserving the primacy of the Father, who is called Monad.

39 See below, pp. 303-304. 40 Against Heresies 1 . 1 . 1 . Reproduced with permission of the copyright owner. Further reproduction prohibited without permission. 27 It is difficult to tell if Pythagorean tetraktys is Irenaeus' s comment, or his opponents' own explanation. 4 1 Both scenarios fit the evidence well: Irenaeus generally holds that theology should not be beholden to any philosophy other than the rule of faith given to the Church; the Valentinians seem to offer a theology that relishes Pythagorean number symbolism.

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