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  • sarban
    ... From: To: Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2003 11:50 PM Subject: Re: [GTh] Blank Page ... Alexandria] ... books ...
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      From: <BitsyCat1@...>
      To: <gthomas@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sunday, June 29, 2003 11:50 PM
      Subject: Re: [GTh] Blank Page


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      > In a message dated 06/29/2003 16:52:33PM, mwgrondin@... writes:
      >
      > << Probably not long after 367 CE, when "Archbishop Athanasius [of
      Alexandria]
      >
      > wrote an Easter letter that condemn[ed] heretics and their 'apocryphal
      books
      >
      > to which they attribute antiquity'." (James M. Robinson, _The Nag Hammadi
      >
      > Library_, p.19 - everyone should have a copy.) >>
      >
      > John asks,
      >
      > This is a most interesting quotation.
      >
      > When the archbishop says they attribute antiquity? Does he perhaps mean
      That
      > they, the heretics, attribute the Gospel of Thomas Prior to the canonical
      > Gospels?
      >
      > It would seem to be a logical conclusion. Is there any further mention of
      > what they meant by antiquity.
      >
      >
      Attributing Antiquity mighy mean claims of very great age
      e.g. attributing The Apocalypse of Enoch to Enoch
      Porphyry accuses the Gnostics or giving great age to recent works.
      (Some of the books he means were found at Nag Hammadi
      e.g. Zostrianos)

      Andrew Criddle
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