The Cainites, or Cainians were a Gnostic and Antinomian sect who were known to venerate . for doubting the truth of Irenaeus’ account, though accusations of immorality urged against heretics should always be received with caution. This is a beautiful book, I cannot stress that enough. Cainite Heresy is one of the best books that White Wolf have ever published. This book is paced full of. Thankfully, Cainite Heresy is more the latter than the former. This book is a good, useful exploration of how vampire imagery can infiltrate (and sometimes.
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The RPG, a Review. They identified the Creator with the God of the Jews. A Kids on Bikes Review. The oldest source is to be found in Irenaeus, adv.
Unveiling The Cainite Heresy
This article needs additional citations for verification. Lardner History of Hereticsbk. Ask Me Anything Available exclusively through TabletopGaming. He therefore, rather than the other disciples, was able to accomplish the mystery of the betrayal, and so bring about the dissolution of all things both celestial and terrestrial.
This would probably piss off the more Christian vampires. He tells us that the Cainites regarded Cain as derived from the higher principle.
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The view that Judas through his more perfect Gnosis penetrated the wish of Jesus more successfully than the others, and accomplished it by bringing him to the Cross through which he effected redemption, is only one of them. They had roughly a thousand good years to use and abuse it, as they have every other strong social institution, before it turned violently against them.
Philaster, on the other hand, assigns the action of Judas to his knowledge that Christ intended to destroy the truth—a purpose which he frustrated by the betrayal. The day it dropped, one of the members of my gamer group – a fan of the PC version – downloaded it, read it, and learned the rules, so we put aside our regular game and slung dice in the world of Sunless Skies on launch day.
The account given by Irenaeus is unduly curt and the text not quite secure, but it is not difficult to form a general estimate of the sect from it, especially with the assistance of other sources.
Call of Cthulhu Nevertheless, he was the weaker power, who could do them no permanent harm, for Sophia, the Heavenly Wisdom, drew back to herself those elements in their nature which they had derived from her. Free exclusively through TabletopGaming. Mead Fragments of a Faith Forgotten, p. Trying to reconcile one’s vampiric state with per-existing religious beliefs was a major source of internal conflict for many.
But there is no valid reason to deny the generally accepted view that the Gnostic attitude to matter did lead to quite opposite results.
DominicFrancis of Asisi, Jan Huss and John Wycliffe among many others for the sway and power these figures have, the reactions they cause. Login or Sign Up Log in with. The Cainites possessed a work entitled The Gospel of Judas, and Irenaeus says herrsy he had himself collected writings of theirs, where they advocated that the work of Hystera should be dissolved.
Rhetoric such as “rule in the darkness rather than humble himself falsely in the light” was more popular amongst some circles and Roads than others Via RegalisI’m looking at you. Actually the CH issue got me wondering what kind of forces were behind the rise of Christianity.
Akodoken – Monday, 14th August, Originally Posted by Enevhar Aldarion. An Actual Play of Skyfarer. Elsewhere he seems to have Cainaei Dial. Join the ranks of the Skyborn, with Overlight. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Last edited by Kale Fangblade ; The Perturbed Dragon 3. They were mentioned by Tertullian and Irenaeus as existing in the eastern Roman Empire during the 2nd century.
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Imperial Rome decided that the best way to deal with this chaos was to co-opt it, rather than continue trying to crush it. Carpocrates, we are told, defended this practice by a theory of transmigration.
But, is this just a spotlight on a random rpg product? Part of a series on Gnosticism. In an alternate reality where no single religion gained monopoly, with many diverse and conflicting religions and cults coexising, it would be much easier for Cainites to vainite openly, or at least not being hunted by mortals.
By Hystera they meant the Maker of Heaven and Earth. If, however, this could all be crowded into a single lifetime, then the transmigration became unnecessary.
Reset Fields Log in. It was necessary to pass cxinite all experiences, and hence the soul had to pass from body to body till the whole range of experience had been traversed. Especially with the encouragement of monastic orders and the formation of Friars to lives of more apostolic poverty and granting or using of wealth to the poor, charity etc. From the human-christian perspective CH is certainly a neresy blasphemous heresy, but why would most vampires view it as such?