Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Oct 1998, Jeremy Duff wrote:
>I'm aware of some such cases besides Marcion. I will post about it later.
> There's also a wider and more important question here about the two big
> proto-orthodox factions that I mentioned before, the Johannine, and the
> Synoptic. The conflict between them played a very important role in canon
> formation. It has been postulated that both Papias and Irenaeus belonged
> to the Johannine faction, and were suspicious of the "heretics" who were
> numerous in the Synoptic, and especially in the Markan, faction. But very
> few scholars are aware of all this stuff now.
> > (which to me suggests that they were widely influential in the middle
> > of the second century).
> If what you suggest is that most dissidents were aware of the 4 gospels as
> embraced by the proto-orthodox after ca. 140, then we agree.
You've intimated on this subject before and in substance I agree with
you, but you've taken it farther than I'm prepared to at the moment.
Namely in the statement that Papias, Polycarp, and Irenaeus considered
the Synoptic camp "heretics". I'm aware from Eusebius of the mutual
recriminations and excommunications, is this what you're referring to?
Anyway, I'm open to an education here, so please do post on the subject.