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Definition of Gnostic
Gnostic Gnos"tic, a.
1. Knowing; wise; shrewd. [Old Slang]
I said you were a gnostic fellow. --Sir W.
2. (Eccl. Hist.) Of or pertaining to Gnosticism or its
adherents; as, the Gnostic heresy.
GnosticGnostic 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.]
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
Gr****: γνωστικός gnostikos, "having knowledge") is a collection
of ancient religious ideas
and systems which originated
- "learned". Gnosticism
is a 17th-century term expanding
of Irenaeus' groups
to include other syncretic
religions. In gnosticism
- as the "Chenoboskion M****cripts" and the "Gnostic
Gospels") is a collection
of early Christian
and Gnostic texts discovered
near the Upper Egyptian
in modern times includes
of contemporary religious
from Gnostic ideas
from ancient Roman
in early Christian gnostic writings
is an adaptation
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
in Rome. According
to Tertullian, Valentinus...
used a number
of religious texts
that are preserved, in part or whole, in ancient
m****cripts, or lost but mentioned critically
universe. The Gnostics adopted
the term "demiurge". Although
a fashioner, the demiurge
- A Gnostic
M**** is a religious
by a Gnostic
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
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