Marcionism

noun
Mar·​cion·​ism | \ ˈmär-shə-ˌni-zəm How to pronounce Marcionism (audio) , -sē-ə-, -shē-ə- \

Definition of Marcionism

: 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

Other Words from Marcionism

Marcionite \ ˈmär-​shə-​ˌnīt How to pronounce Marcionism (audio) , -​sē-​ə-​ , -​shē-​ə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Marcionism

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Marcionism

Marcion 2nd century a.d. Christian Gnostic

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“Marcionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Marcionism. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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