Definition of Gnostics
1. Noun. (plural of Gnostic) ¹
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Definition of Gnostics
1. gnostic [n] - See also: gnostic
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Literary usage of Gnostics
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1. A Theological Dictionary: Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms; a by Charles Buck (1838)
"8 ; that many per- gnostics gnostics sometimes also occurs in a goo<T sense, ... At first, the gnostics wore the only philosophers and wits of those times, ..."
2. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander, K. F. Th Schneider (1853)
"Its relation to the gnostics, now a numerous class in Alexandria, who likewise spoke with contempt of the blind faith of a groveling multitude, ..."
3. The Evidences of the Genuineness of the Gospels by Andrews Norton (1868)
"f The opinion of the gnostics, here expressed, concerning the discourses of ... There is nothing to object to the general proposition of the gnostics, ..."
4. A Theological Dictionary, Containing Definitions of All Religious Terms: A by Charles Buck (1815)
"gnostics; but he shews 'ie general principles whereon all their ... The gnostics considered Jesus as the Son of God, and inferior to ..."
5. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1909)
"If this does not mean that they were the first gnostics, what does it mean? ... There is no hint that they took the name gnostics from any others ..."
6. A History of Philosophy: From Thales to the Present Time by Friedrich Ueberweg, George Sylvester Morris, Henry Boynton Smith, Noah Porter, Vincenzo Botta (1891)
"The so-called gnostics, in their endeavor to advance from Christian faith to Christian knowledge, made the first attempt to construct a religious philosophy ..."
7. A Source Book for Ancient Church History: From the Apostolic Age to the by Joseph Cullen Ayer (1913)
"Some, like the earlier gnostics (§ 21), and even the greater Gnostic ... THE EARLIER gnostics: GNOSTICISM IN GENERAL Gnosticism is a generic name for a vast ..."
8. Military and Religious Life in the Middle Ages and at the Period of the by P. L. Jacob (1874)
"The gnostics.—The Schools of Philosophy of Byzantium, Antioch, and Alexandria. ... We know that the gnostics believed perfection to consist in science; ..."