Note 015
From Chapter 47 of the Decline & Fall

The Valentinians embraced a complex, and almost incoherent, system.
1. Both Christ and Jesus were aeons, though of different degrees; the one acting as the rational soul, the other as the divine spirit of the Savior.
2. At the time of the passion, they both retired, and left only a sensitive soul and a human body.
3. Even that body was aethereal, and perhaps apparent.
—Such are the laborious conclusions of Mosheim. But I much doubt whether the Latin translator understood Irenaeus, and whether Irenaeus and the Valetinians understood themselves.

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