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Carpocrates


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(2nd cent.),

Gnostic teacher, probably a native of Alexandria. His disciples, the ‘Carpocratians’, who survived until the 4th cent., preached a licentious ethic, the transmigration of souls, and the doctrine that Jesus was born by natural generation.

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