adjective Also gnos·ti·cal.
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Origin of gnostic
OTHER WORDS FROM gnosticgnos·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·gnos·tic, adjective, nounan·ti·gnos·ti·cal, adjectiveun·gnos·tic, adjective
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We also have the Gnostic Gospels, discovered in 1947 and adding a wealth of insights into early Christian thinking.
I have been unable to discover any gnostic gem with anything like a modern dragon on it.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman
He says these scandalous figures resemble those in the Gnostic churches.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
Hence, on the other hand, the wild rebound into licentiousness which has sometimes characterized Gnostic or Manichaean sects.Lux Mundi|Various
The real root of the difficulty to Platonist as to Gnostic was his sharp antithesis of form as good and matter as evil.
This idea was undoubtedly suggested to him by the threefold division of mankind according to the Gnostic p. 265system.The Religious Life of London|J. Ewing Ritchie