AJR is publishing papers from a forum on Epiphanius at this past year's SBL. This week, we featured Rebecca Lyman, whose paper is entitled Combating Heresy: Attending to Violence in Epiphanius' Panarion .
"These violent images of the punishment and execution of dehumanized and embodied cognitive errors are the signs of a religious movement marked by dissent and disorder. Epiphanius, therefore, gives us a shameless and corporeal fantasy of exactly what is not happening in 370s after Julian and under the policies of Valens: the defeat and mastery of all error, whether idolatry or heresy. The contemporary proliferation of spiritual violence called forth the shameless exorcist, who fused disputation with death. "
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