What tests are used in the cases of Valentinus and Basilides in the second chapter?
Valentinus was a Benedictine monk and was still living at Erfurt in 1413.
Here, again, are Marcion and Valentinus; but perhaps they are not in esteem with you.
Basilides falls into the background behind Valentinus and his school.
The task, which had been begun by Philo and carried on by Valentinus and his school, was now undertaken in the Church.
And in fact, in Irenus, 'they—the Valen-tinians—say,' occurs much oftener than 'he—Valentinus—says.'
What words of either Basilides or Valentinus exist anywhere to justify this reckless assertion?
There Valentinus, the groom of Photius, the son of Antonina, made a remarkable exhibition of valour.
This constitutes the deepest distinction between Christian philosophers like Justin and those of the type of Valentinus.
But the assertion that we have here "full eight pages of Valentinus's own words" appears to us quite groundless.