Definition of Marcionism

1. Noun. The Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human.

Definition of Marcionism

1. Noun. (Christianity) An early Christian following akin to but distinct from gnosticism which rejected the validity of the Old Testament and essentially denied the Trinity, regarding God the Father as an inferior demiurge, and that Jesus had nothing to do with the First Person of the Trinity. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marcionism

Marchi's fixative
Marchi's reaction
Marchi's stain
Marchi's tract
Marchiafava-Micheli anaemia
Marchiafava-Micheli syndrome
Marcille's triangle
Marco Polo
Marco Polo's sheep
Marco Polo sheep
Marconi rig
Marcus Annius Verus
Marcus Antonius
Marcus Aurelius

Literary usage of Marcionism

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1. Ante-Nicene Christian Library: Translations of the Writings of the Fathers by James Donaldson, Alexander Roberts, Allan Menzies, Novatianus (1868)
"Source of marcionism—Empedocles reasserted as the suggester of this Heresy. When, therefore, Marcion or some one of his hounds barks against the Demiurge, ..."

2. Primitive Catholicism by Pierre Batiffol (1911)
"... C. marcionism and Catholicism. " The Syrian charlatans ceased not to propagate their oriental Gnosticism, with its strangely-named aeons and the Semitic ..."

3. Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from His by Abraham Coles, Ezra Mundy Hunt (1892)
"... marcionism (Docetic Gnosticism), Sabellianism, Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, Eutychian- ism and Monothelitism or Monophysitism as well as the Lutheran ..."

4. A Dictionary of Religion and Ethics by Shailer Mathews, Gerald Birney Smith (1921)
"By the middle of the 3rd. century marcionism had begun to decline and by the 7th. century had ... As a movement marcionism is distinct from Gnosticism (qv), ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"It is maintained by recent scholars that the Apostles' Creed was drawn up in the Roman Church in opposition to marcionism (cf. F. Kattenbusch, "Das Apost. ..."

6. Messiahs: Christian and Pagan by Wilson Dallam Wallis (1918)
"marcionism The founder of marcionism came to Rome about 140 AD He gave ... [marcionism, in Hastings' ERE, VIII, 407.] Christ was not the Son of the God of ..."

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