Gnosticism [nos-tuh-siz-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun Christianity.
- a group of ancient heresies, stressing escape from this world through the acquisition of esoteric knowledge.
Intellectualism and gnosticism are not confined to the church.
Reuel L. Howe
But Reitzenstein avoids the difficulty by appealing to Gnosticism.
J. Gresham Machen
Gnosticism was a mixture of Hellenic, oriental, and Christian elements.
Henry Osborn Taylor
To a certain degree it shares with Gnosticism its anti-Jewish character.
To examine the history of Gnosticism is not a tempting undertaking.
British Dictionary definitions for gnosticism Gnosticism noun
- a religious movement characterized by a belief in gnosis, through which the spiritual element in man could be released from its bondage in matter: regarded as a heresy by the Christian Church
Word Origin and History for gnosticism Gnosticism n.