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Definition of Gnostic

Gnostic
Gnostic Gnos"tic, a. 1. Knowing; wise; shrewd. [Old Slang] I said you were a gnostic fellow. --Sir W. Scott. 2. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.
Gnostic
Gnostic Gnos"tic, n. [L. gnosticus, Gr. ? good at knowing, sagacious; as a n., man that claims to have a deeper wisdom, fr. gignw`skein to know: cf. F. gnostique. See Know.] (Eccl. Hist.) One of the so-called philosophers in the first ages of Christianity, who claimed a true philosophical interpretation of the Christian religion. Their system combined Oriental theology and Greek philosophy with the doctrines of Christianity. They held that all natures, intelligible, intellectual, and material, are derived from the Deity by successive emanations, which they called Eons.

Meaning of Gnostic from wikipedia

- Gnosticism (from Ancient Gr****: γνωστικός gnostikos, "having knowledge") is a collection of ancient religious ideas and systems which originated in the...
- "learned". Gnosticism is a 17th-century term expanding the definition of Irenaeus' groups to include other syncretic and mystery religions. In gnosticism, Sophia...
- as the "Chenoboskion M****cripts" and the "Gnostic Gospels") is a collection of early Christian and Gnostic texts discovered near the Upper Egyptian town...
- Gnosticism in modern times includes a variety of contemporary religious movements, stemming from Gnostic ideas and systems from ancient Roman society....
- Monad in early Christian gnostic writings is an adaptation of concepts of the Monad in Gr**** philosophy to Christian gnostic belief systems. The term...
-  160) was the best known and, for a time, most successful early Christian gnostic theologian. He founded his school in Rome. According to Tertullian, Valentinus...
- Gnosticism used a number of religious texts that are preserved, in part or whole, in ancient m****cripts, or lost but mentioned critically in Patristic...
- responsible for fashioning and maintaining the physical universe. The Gnostics adopted the term "demiurge". Although a fashioner, the demiurge is not...
- A Gnostic M**** is a religious M**** administered by a Gnostic church. Several such churches exist, each with its own version of the M****. Some of these...
- In many Gnostic systems, various emanations of "God" are known by such names as One, Monad, Aion teleos (αἰών τέλεος "The Broadest Aeon"), Bythos ("depth...
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