Chapter 1 presents an overview of various traditions about Simon Magus
, demonstrating that later traditions were often developed independently of those represented in the NT and early Christian apocrypha.
The ecclesiastical historian and last great Antiochene theologian, Theodoret of Cyrus (c.393-c.466) did much the same in his compendium of heresies, from Simon Magus
again to the Nestorians of his own day.
With these words, she suddenly pulled a ball of thread from her heaving bosom and threw it out of a large window, but keeping the end of the thread in her hands: then in a loud voice, audible to all, she said, "Catch!" At the word, she was lifted out the window in rapid flight, sustained, we believe, by the ministry of the evil spirits that once caught Simon Magus
up in the air.
My purpose is to compare and contrast how writers appropriated the patristic "types" of Simon Magus
and Nicolas of Antioch and adapted them to condemn Islam as heresy and denounce their immorality.
Following such forgettable films as Shooting Fish, Simon Magus
and Resurrection Man, the low point came in 1999, when director Peter Jackson fired him from Lord of the Rings after only one day of shooting due to "creative differences".
1" ($467,000), "Some Voices" ($43,000) and "Simon Magus
It is therefore in an Eckhartian perspective, which presupposes a certain leniency and even sympathy, towards the phenomenon of heresy, that I am going to give a survey of `the other side of Christianity', from the Acts of Simon Magus
, `father of heresy', to the dawn of the second millennium, while exposing the medieval period in greater depth.(1)
She falls for the charms of Rutger Hauer in the upcoming movie Simon Magus
This 'Wulfstanian' version of the Passio is considerably shorter than either Blickling 15 or AElfric I, 26, being a highly condensed narration of the confrontation between the apostles and Simon Magus
, up to and including Simon's attempt to fly.
He exorcised evil spirits, did miracles, confronted Simon Magus
; he was a hero who escaped miraculously from prison.
The methodology of Conchis invokes yet another interpretation of "magus." Conchis's use of Lily/Julie in his attempts to convert Nicholas to a religion of life is reminiscent of the methodology of Simon Magus
, an early Christian heretic important enough to be mentioned by name in the Bible.
Possessors of the 'apocalyptic imagination' make use of four 'keys' identified by the authors: they impart universal allegorical significance to the details of St John's book while at the same time relating them to specific historical circumstances; they perceive evil as an exact perversion of good; they erase the distinctiveness of individuals to the point where the likes of Antichrist, Nero, and Simon Magus
become interchangeable buddies; they have a weakness for number symbolism.