Publication Date



A reliable, readable translation for scholars and students The Refutation of All Heresies (ca. 225 CE) is a treasure-trove of ancient philosophy, astrology, medicine, magic, Gnostic thought, numerology, heresiography, ecclesial politics, and early Christian studies in general. Offered here for the first time in almost a century is a full English translation, along with a newly-edited Greek text, extensive notes, and a thorough introduction. Features: A full English translation with extensive notes Newly edited Greek text that avoids the pitfalls of the most recent edition A thorough-going introduction that addresses the questions of authorship, date, and audience, as well as the purpose of the book, its organization, method, and importance for Gnostic studies


Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry

Document Type


Access Rights

ERA Access

Access may be restricted.