It is certain that there are to be found in their religion traces of Gnosticism and Magianism.
Intellectualism and Gnosticism are not confined to the church.
This fact proves the proposition that Gnosticism was an acute hellenising of Christianity.
But Reitzenstein avoids the difficulty by appealing to Gnosticism.
To a certain degree it shares with Gnosticism its anti-Jewish character.
Gnosticism was a mixture of Hellenic, oriental, and Christian elements.
It is barely possible that the word had already been employed in the incipient Gnosticism of the Colossian errorists.
With this pantheistic Gnosticism is associated a severe asceticism.
Scientific, theological literature has undoubtedly its origin in Gnosticism.
They shew with admirable clearness, the way in which Gnosticism originated.