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Apelles


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(2nd cent.),

founder of a Gnostic sect. Originally a disciple of Marcion, he modified his dualism in an attempt to defend a less Docetic doctrine of the Person of Christ. Christ, he held, came down from the good God, who was not himself the creator of the world, however, and He really lived and suffered in a body miraculously formed out of the elements.

Subjects: Christianity.


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