Sentence Examples

  • A Gnostic sect of the 2nd century was known by the name of Cainites.
  • That the epistle implies as already existent a developed system of Gnostic thought such as only came into being in the 2nd century is not true, and such a date is excluded by the external evidence.
  • The Gnostic recast Lipsius dates about the middle of the 3rd century.
  • Harnack, who was the first to show that these Acts were Catholic in character and not Gnostic as had previously been alleged, assigns their composition to this period mainly on the ground that Hippolytus was not acquainted with them; but even were this assumption true, it would not prove the non-existence of the Acts in question.
  • Gnostic sects approached the question in two ways.