With its stirring account of the separation and reunion of the family of Pope St Clement I, and of his adventures in the company of St Peter as he battles against the heretical necromancer Simon Magus
, "The Life of Saint Clement" stands as one of the longest and most memorable vernacular hagiographical texts composed in medieval Britain.
Second, the claim that Simon Magus
and Peter "go up on a tower and try to fly" is found in or "goes back to the [canonical] Acts of the Apostles" (79) is mistaken.
Faustus with Simon Magus
, The Jew of Malta with Barabbas, and Tamburlaine with St.
IN PATRISTIC, MEDIEVAL, AND EARLY MODERN TRADITIONS.
Alberto FERREIRO, Simon Magus
in Patristic, Medieval and Early Modern Traditions, Brill Academic Publishers, Leiden-Boston 2005, 371 pp.
His chapters cover the beginning (Acts 1-2), the evangelist Philip (Acts 8, Simon Magus
and The Ethopian Eunuch), Caesarea (Acts 10-12), Paphos in Cyprus and Lystra (Acts 13:4-12; 14:8-20), Paul in Greece (Philippi and Athens), the Ephesus account (magic and the silversmiths in Acts 19), and the journey to Rome (Acts 27-28).
The triumph of this room, however, is the partial reconstruction of his altarpiece in SS Pietro and Orso, Aosta, depicting the liberation of St Peter and the fall of Simon Magus
However, this same Epiphanius deemed it necessary to compile an account of 80 heresies (a tally possibly inspired by the "fourscore concubines" of Song of Songs 6) under the provocative title Medicine-Chest ("Panarion") drawn from the image of furnishing antidotes to the bite of the serpent of heresy, from Simon Magus
to the Messalians ("Praying People"), a contemporary Eastern sect condemned by the Council of Ephesus (431) for teaching that as a result of Adam's sin all human souls are.
In this case it is Ralph's reference to Simon Magus
in his description of the witch's escape:
His topics include Simon Peter and Simon Magus
in the Acts of Peter and the Passion of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, Priscillian and Nicolaitism, and Simon Magus
and Simon Peter in Medieval Irish and English legends and in a Baroque alter relief in the Cathedral of Oviedo in Spain.
Through typology medieval writers were capable of constructing alleged historical and doctrinal links between Muhammad and two of the most notorious "types" of heresy from early Christianity: Simon Magus
and Nicolas of Antioch.
Following such forgettable films as Shooting Fish, Simon Magus
and Resurrection Man, the low point came in 1999, when director Peter Jackson fired him from Lord of the Rings after only one day of shooting due to "creative differences".