Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Yeah, what von Campenhausen said...

He (Ignatius) harries the fissiparous false teaching of gnosticism with passionate persistence: 'Shun schisms as the source of all evil!' ("The System of Elders" Hans von Campenhausen)

Ten bucks to the one who can tell me what fissiparous means without looking it up on google or in a dictionary. Bonus points if you know anything about Ignatius of Antioch and can come up with a way for me to pass Doctrine 1 without torturing myself with the reading. :)

And the answer is: 1. Reproducing by biological fission. 2. Tending to break up into parts or break away from a main body; factious.

So that means I owe ten bucks to Maria (and Scott gets runner up...).

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Thanks for playing. :)

9 comments:

Maria said...

I'd guess something like giving rise (birth) to fissures (separations) -- something that tends to produce division. The quote about schism helps, as any Jeopardy watcher would know.

Can't help you with Ignatius -- patristics was a long time ago.

carrie said...

I'm impressed with your vocabulary skills, Maria. Your analysis of the word looks good to me!

What she said! ;-)

Can't help you with Ignatius. Have fun reading....

SusansPlace said...

Does it have something to do with "Fissures" or cracks? That's my first thought.

Susan

Dave said...

I'm stumped. And you're going to have to dig yourself out of that hole re: Doctrine class.

I take issue with Ig's across the board indictment of "schisms," though. Sometimes we do have to separate ourselves from unrighteousness... Isn't it fairly obvious that Christianity itself could be viewed as a schism from some perspectives? Or is Ignatius one of those types who was convinced of his sect's rightness, with a divine guarantee that the authority vested in it would never be abused or corrupted?

Dalissa 365 said...
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Dcn Scott Dodge said...

In context divisive.

julieunplugged said...

Hi Dave.

Ignatius is a little different than your characterization of him here. I'll be writing a bit about him one of these days since I'm reading him. So hope that will suffice. I'm off to bed now. :)

Julie

carrie said...

Glad I didn't win the ten bucks..I don't have room in my freezer!

Maria said...

those are some nice bucks! thanks!