How does the Calvinist notion of predestination differ from that of the Valentinian Gnostics' predestination? There are several sources outlining the Valentinian Gnostic system (anti-heretic "church fathers" like Ireneaus), but it basically had three classes:
materials (Greek hylics or sometimes somatics, the non-elect)
soul-lys (Greek psuchics, the partially or temporarily elect)
spirituals (Greek pneumatics, the true elect or those both elected and granted perseverance).
What further information is there on the relationship between these two systems? Is there evidence that Calvin borrowed from the Valentinian system through his study of the "church fathers"? did that borrowing come mediated through Augustine?