Overview

Apelles


Related Overviews

Gnosticism

Eusebius (c. 260—339) bishop and Church historian

Tertullian (c. 160—240) early Christian theologian

Marcion (d. c. 160)

See all related overviews in Oxford Index » »

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Christianity

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(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.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.