DIVISION IN THE CHURCH

POTENTIAL ID'S:

GNOSTICISM, VALENTINUS, MARCION, IRENAUS, HIPPOLYTUS, SABELLIUS, PAUL OF SAMOSATA, NOVATIAN, CYPRIAN, MONTANISTS, DONATISTS, ARIANISM, COUNCIL OF NICAEA

I. Introduction: the problem of division/heresy
 

II. Gnosticism

A. Valentinus

B. Marcion
 

III. The Church's answer

A. Development of Canon

B. Development of Ecclesiatical Structure

C. Careful refutation of heretics

1. Irenaeus
2. Hippolytus

D. Rule of Faith

IV. Conflicts over minor issues, e.g. Quartodecimians

V. Monarchian controversy

A. Sabellius

B. Paul of Samosata

VI. Conflicts over leadership

A. Novatian at Rome
B. Cyprian at Carthage
 

VII. Montanism
 

VIII. Donatist Schism
 

IX. Arianism
 

X. Council of Nicea
 

XI. Reason Church came through above triumphant

A. Intellectual victory: Justin/Clement/Origen
B. Real reason church triumphed?