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Valentinus: The Source of Common Wisdom: On Friends

The following text is excerpted from Bentley Layton in The Gnostic Scriptures (Doubleday 1987), p. 243. The text comes from Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis 6.52.3-4. Please refer to Layton for background, bibliography, and notes.

Fragment G

Many of the things written in publicly available books are found in the writings of god's church. For this shared matter is the utterances that come from the heart, the law that is written in the heart. This is the people of the beloved, which is beloved and which loves him.

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