Gnosticism

Definitions of Gnosticism
  1. noun
    a religious orientation advocating gnosis as the way to release a person's spiritual element; considered heresy by Christian churches
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    types:
    Mandaeanism, Mandeanism
    a Gnostic religion originating the 2nd and 3rd centuries that believes John the Baptist was the Messiah and that incorporates Jewish and Christian elements into a framework of dualistic beliefs
    type of:
    heresy, unorthodoxy
    a belief that rejects the orthodox tenets of a religion
    theological doctrine
    the doctrine of a religious group
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