marcionite definition

  • noun:
    • A follower of marcionism.
    • A follower of Marcion, a Gnostic for the second century, which adopted the Oriental thought of this two conflicting maxims, and imagined that between them indeed there existed a 3rd energy, neither completely great nor evil, the Creator around the globe as well as guy, in addition to God for the Jewish dispensation.
    • A follower of Marcion of Sinope, a Gnostic religious instructor regarding the 2nd century, while the president at Rome of Marcionite sect, which lasted until the seventh century or later.
  • adjective:
    • Of or regarding marcionism.
  • others:
    • related to or characterized by the maxims of Marcion: as, the Marcionite Church.
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