Mar·​cion·​ism ˈmär-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Marcionism (audio)
: the doctrinal system of a sect of the second and third centuries a.d. accepting some parts of the New Testament but denying Christ's corporality and humanity and condemning the Creator God of the Old Testament
ˈmär-shə-ˌnīt How to pronounce Marcionism (audio)

Word History


Marcion 2nd century a.d. Christian Gnostic

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Marcionism was in 1868

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“Marcionism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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