The Panarion of Epiphanius of Salamis, Books II and III. De Fide

Second, revised edition


In 376 Epiphanius, chief bishop of Cyprus, published, in three Books, an historical encyclopedia of heretical sects, with the arguments, chiefly scriptural, needed to counter them, and called it the Panarion (Medicine Chest). This volume, Books II and III of the Panarion, is chiefly concerned with the sects contemporary with him, the Arian, Manichaean and others. It thus describes the thought of the fourth century church, and includes a number of source documents, many of them found only here. This is the only full translation of Epiphanius in a modern language.

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Frank Williams, Ph.D. (1961) Oxford University, taught 23 years in the Religion Program at the University of Texas at El Paso, Retired 1998.
Patrologists, Church historians, students of Manicheism and Gnosticism, teachers and students of Theology, the interested public in general
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