Marcionism

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Mar·cion·ism

 (mär′shə-nĭz′əm)
n.
A Christian heresy of the second and third centuries ad that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a human.

[After Marcion (died c. ad 160), Pontic merchant and heretic in Rome.]

Mar′cion·ite′ (-shə-nīt′) n.

Marcionism

(ˈmɑːʃəˌnɪzəm)
n
(Theology) a Gnostic movement of the 2nd and 3rd centuries ad
[C16: after Marcion of Sinope, 2nd-century Gnostic]

Marcionism

the beliefs of an anti-Semitic Gnostic sect in the early Christian church. — Marcionite, n., adj.
See also: Christianity
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Noun1.Marcionism - the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incarnation of God in Jesus as a humanMarcionism - 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
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