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Valentinus and Valentinian Gnosticism
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Primary Sources

Book or monograph W. Foester & R. McL. Wilson, eds. Gnosis: A Selection of Gnostic Texts, 2 Vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1972-1974.
Book or monograph Layton: Gnostic ScripturesBentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures: A New Translation With Annotations and Introductions . The Anchor Bible Reference Library. Garden City: Doubleday, 1995. ISBN: 0385478437.

Secondary Sources

Article in Journal or Book Harold W. Attridge, "Valentinian and Sethian Apocalyptic Traditions," Journal of Early Christian Studies 8.2 (2000): 173-211.
Article in Journal or Book T.D. Barnes, Methodius, Maximus, and Valentinus," Journal of Theological Studies 30.1 (1979): 47-55.
On-line Resource Valentinus and the Valentinian Tradition (David Brons)
On-line Resource Francis Crawford Burkitt [1864-1935], Church & Gnosis. A Study of Christian thought and speculation in the Second Century. The Morse Lectures For 1931Francis Crawford Burkitt [1864-1935], Church & Gnosis. A Study of Christian thought and speculation in the Second Century. The Morse Lectures For 1931. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1932. Hbk. pp.154. View in PDF format pdf [This material is in the Public Domain]
Book or monograph F.L. Cross, The Early Christian Fathers. Studies in Theology 1. London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., 1960. Hbk. pp.36-37.
Article in Journal or Book James Davison, "Structural Similarities and Dissimilarities in the Thought of Clement of Alexandria and the Valentinians," Second Century 3.4 (1983): 201-218.
Book or monograph Dawson: Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient AlexandriaDavid Dawson, Allegorical Readers and Cultural Revision in Ancient Alexandria. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1992. Hbk. ISBN: 0520071026. pp.356.
Article in Journal or Book Michel Robert Desjardins, "The Sources for Valentinian Gnosticism: A Question of Methodology," Vigiliae Christianae 40.4 (1986): 342-347.
Book or monograph Michel Robert Desjardins, Sin in Valentinianism. Society of Biblical Literature Disseration Series 108. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1990. Hbk. ISBN: 1555402240. pp. ix + 157.
Article in Journal or Book M.J. Edwards, "The Epistle to Rheginus: Valentinianism in the Fourth Century," Novum Testamentum 37.1 (1995): 76-91.
Article in Journal or Book Francis T. Fallon, "The Law in Philo and Ptolemy: A Note on the Letter to Flora," Vigiliae Christianae 30.1 (1976): 45-51.
Article in Journal or Book Henry A. Green, "Ritual in Valentinian Gnosticism: A Sociological Interpretation," Journal of Religious History 12.2 (1982): 109-124.
Article in Journal or Book M.J. Edwards, "Gnostics and Valentinians in the Church Fathers," Journal of Theological Studies 40.1 (1989): 26-47.
Article in Journal or Book Bart D. Ehrman, "Heracleon, Origen, and the Text of the Fourth Gospel," Vigiliae Christianae 47.2 (1993): 105-118.
On-line Resource Valentinus & Valentinians (Patrick J. Healy)
Book or monograph Jonas: The Gnostic ReligionHans Jonas, The Gnostic Religion: The Message of the Alien God & the Beginnings of Christianity, 3rd edn. Boston: Beacon, 1963. Pbk. ISBN: 0807058017. pp.400.
Book or monograph Bentley Layton, ed. The Rediscovery of Gnosticism: Proceedings of the International Conferenceon Gnosticism at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, March 28-31, 1978. Leiden: Brill, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 9004061789.
Article in Journal or Book J. Woodrow McCree, "Valentinus and the Theology of Grace," Union Seminary Quarterly Review 55.1-2 (2001): 127-159.
Article in Journal or Book Andrew McGowan, "Valentinus Poeta: Notes on Theros," Vigiliae Christianae 51.2 (1997): 158-178.
Book or monograph P├ętrement: A Separate GodSimone Pétrement, A Separate God: The Christian Origins of Gnosticism. Carol Harrison, trans. San Francisco: Harper, 1990. Pbk. ISBN: 0060664215. pp. viii + 542. P├ętrement argues that Gnosticism emerged from within Christianity.
Article in Journal or Book Gilles Quispel, "The original doctrine of Valentine," Vigiliae christianae 1.1 (Jan. 1947): 43-73.
Article in Journal or Book Gilles Quispel, "Origen and the Valentinian Gnosis," Vigiliae Christianae 28.1 (1974): 29-42.
Article in Journal or Book Gilles Quispel, "Valentinus and the Gnostikoi," Vigiliae Christianae 50.1 (1996): 1-4.
Article in Journal or Book Gilles Quispel, "The Original Doctrine of Valentinus the Gnostic," Vigiliae Christianae 50.4 (1996): 327-352.
Book or monograph Rudolph: GnosisKurt Rudolph, Gnosis: The Nature and History of Gnosticism. HarperCollins Publishers, 1987. ISBN: 0060670185. pp.432.
Article in Journal or Book G.C. Stead, "The Valentinian Myth of Sophia," Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 20 (1969): 75-104.
Article in Journal or Book G.C. Stead, "In Search of Valentinus," Bentley Layton, ed. The Rediscovery of Gnosticism: Proceedings of the International Conferenceon Gnosticism at Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, March 28-31, 1978. Leiden: Brill, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 9004061789. 75-103.
Book or monograph Einar Thomassen, Spiritual Seed: The Church of the Valentinians. Leiden: Brill, 2005. Hbk. ISBN: 9004148027. pp.560.
On-line Resource Edward J. Young, "Biblical Criticism in the Second Century" (Pd.D. diss., The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning, 1943).View in PDF format pdf [Reproduced by permission of the current copyright holder]

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