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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His topics include christology and the Trinity: some dogmatic implications of Barth's rejection of Ebionite and Dicent christology, reconsidering divine freedom, whether a metaphysical principle of relationality can be substituted for the relations of the immanent Trinity: Karl Barth and the current discussion, and the function of the Trinity in JErgen Miltmann's ecological doctrine of creation.
The proof can be seen from the writings of Epiphanius who interchangeably used the terms Ebionite and Nazareans in the late 4th century in his attack on them for rejecting godhood of Jesus and the Church.
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.
Farkasfalvy thinks the original reference of `the elders', who said `the Gospels with genealogies to have been written beforehand', was to the Marcionite version of Luke and/or the Ebionite version of Matthew, both of which had cut out the accounts of the ancestry, birth and infancy of Jesus.
During his JTM incarnation he founds the Ebionite cult, the Commune of the Poor, which is dedicated to celibacy and poverty.
theologians who stray from these doctrines produce either a Docetic or Ebionite Christology.
Petri Luomanen reconstructs Ebionite and Nazarene identities primarily from patristic sources.
Thus, the second part, "Heresies and Orthodoxies," discusses the range of Christian reactions to Judaism and its Scriptures, from the Ebionite position of adherence to Jewish law and denial of Jesus' divinity, to the rejection of the "Old Testament" along with all Jewish elements and the complete divinization of Christ found in Marcionism.
Also, we ought to keep in mind, as Tor Andre, L[ddot{u}]ling, and others do, that we need not draw a hard and fast line between the two donor religions, since early Islam was surely influenced by Ebionite Jewish Christianity and the Jewish-Christian sect of the Elehasites.
160) Irenaeus writes that the Ebionite Jewish-Christians of his day `adore Jerusalem as if it were the house of God';(161) we may assume that, alongside mourning for the destruction of the Temple with their fellow-Jews, Jewish Christians kept alive the memory of the site of their own centre, replete as it must have been with many treasured memories.