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The Refutation of All Heresies, Book 1

By Hippolytus

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Title: The Refutation of All Heresies, Book 1  
Author: Hippolytus
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We must not overlook (4) any figment devised by those denominated philosophers among the Greeks. For even their incoherent tenets must be received as worthy of credit, on account of the excessive madness of the heretics; who, from the observance of silence, and from concealing their own ineffable mysteries, have by many been supposed worshippers of God. (5) We have likewise, on a former occasion, (6) expounded the doctrines of these briefly, not illustrating them with any degree of minuteness, but refuting thorn in coarse digest; not having considered it requisite to bring to light their secret (7) doctrines, in order that, when we have explained their tenets by enigmas, they, becoming ashamed, lest also, by our divulging their mysteries, we should convict them of atheism, might be induced to desist in some degree from their un- reasonable opinion and their profane...

Table of Contents
· THE REFUTATION OF ALL HERESIES · BOOK I. · CHAP. I.—THALES; HIS PHYSICS AND THEOLOGY; FOUNDER OF GREEK ASTRONOMY. · CHAP.II.—PYTHAGORAS; HIS COSMOGONY; RULES OF HIS SECT; DISCOVERER OF PHYSIOGNOMY; HIS PHILOSOPHY OF NUMBERS; HIS SYSTEM OF THE TRANSMIGRATION OF SOULS; ZARATAS ON DEMONS; WHY PYTHAGORAS FORBADE THE EATING OF BEANS; THE MODE OF LIVING ADOPTED BY HIS DISCIPLES. · CHAP. III.—EMPEDOCLES; HIS TWOFOLD CAUSE; TENET OF TRANSMIGRATION. · CHAP. IV.—HERACLITUS; HIS UNIVERSAL DOGMATISM; HIS THEORY OF FLUX; OTHER SYSTEMS. · CHAP. V.—ANAXIMANDER; HIS THEORY OF THE INFINITE; HIS ASTRONOMIC OPINIONS; HIS PHYSICS. · CHAP. VI.—ANAXIMENES; HIS SYSTEM OF AN INFINITE AIR; HIS VIEWS OF ASTRONOMY AND NATURAL PHENOMENA. · CHAP. VII.—ANAXAGORAS; HIS THEORY OF MIND; RECOGNISES AN EFFICIENT CAUSE; HIS COSMOGONY AND ASTRONOMY. · CHAP. VIII.—ARCHELAUS; SYSTEM AKIN TO THAT OF ANAXAGORAS; HIS ORIGIN OF THE EARTH AND OF ANIMALS; OTHER SYSTEMS. · CHAP. IX.—PARMENIDES; HIS THEORY OF UNITY; HIS ESCHATOLOGY. · CHAP. X.—LEUCIPPUS; HIS ATOMIC THEORY. · CHAP. XI.—DEMOCRITUS; HIS DUALITY OF PRINCIPLES; HIS COSMOGONY. · CHAP. XII.—XENOPHANES; HIS SCEPTICISM; HIS NOTIONS OF GOD AND NATURE; BELIEVES IN A FLOOD. · CHAP. XIII.—ECPHANTUS; HIS SCEPTICISM; TENET OF INFINITY. · CHAP. XIV.—HIPPO; HIS DUALITY OF PRINCIPLES; HIS PSYCHOLOGY. · CHAP. XV.—SOCRATES; HIS PHILOSOPHY REPRODUCED BY PLATO.

 
 



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