Ebionite


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Noun1.Ebionite - a member of a group of Jews who (during the early history of the Christian Church) accepted Jesus as the Messiah; they accepted the Gospel According to Matthew but rejected the Epistles of St. Paul and continued to follow Jewish law and celebrate Jewish holidays; they were later declared heretic by the Church of Rome
religious person - a person who manifests devotion to a deity
Adj.1.Ebionite - of or relating to the Ebionites or their religion
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26) Criticisms of this modern approach to theology by Kahler, among others, raised the question of whether reliance on the critical-historical method inherently leads to an Arian or Ebionite Christology - with the presupposition of a Christology by degree rather than kind.
also frames much of his discussion in terms of Barth's presentation of both an Ebionite and a docetic Christology.
70 Ebionite and Docetic Christology, which Torrance rejected because of their dualistic presuppositions, are introduced without explaining their meaning.
This, the Ebionite position, is exactly what Irenaeus is combating in Adv.
appeals to docetic and Ebionite Christology, nominalism, pantheism, panentheism, Pelagianism, and gnosticism instead of undertaking the more difficult task of critiquing without using -isms.
At least as far back as Justin Martyr, possibly influenced by the Ebionite Gospel,(187) fire and light were associated with the Jordan.
124) According to Islamic sources, Waraqah was an Ebionite priest living in Mecca who had made detailed studies of the Gospels and the Hebrew scriptures.
Brown relates the emergence of Islam to the Ebionite heresy of a gnostic Judeo-Christianity whose theology maintained the Mosaic Law as reformed by Jesus the prophet.
Admission to the Ebionite cult was obtained (as Acts 4:32-34 makes clear) by liquidating one's property and giving the proceeds to the cult.
During his JTM incarnation he founds the Ebionite cult, the Commune of the Poor, which is dedicated to celibacy and poverty.
Elsewhere she suggests that some of the anti-Christian polemic in the Qur'an comes from the perspective of the Judeo-Christian Ebionite sect.
theologians who stray from these doctrines produce either a Docetic or Ebionite Christology.