Origin of syncretism
Examples from the Web for syncretistic
The Simonian system at most might be named, on the basis of the syncretistic religion founded by Simon Magus.
Gnostic or syncretistic Judæo-Christians who are also termed Ebionites.
The field was prepared for the formation of syncretistic sects.
The Syncretistic Controversy was remarkable on account of the great men who engaged in it and the noble purpose which caused it.
We know better, but still very imperfectly, certain forms of the syncretistic Jewish Christianity, from the Philosoph.
British Dictionary definitions for syncretistic
Word Origin for syncretism
Word Origin and History for syncretistic
"reconciliation of different beliefs," 1610s, from Modern Latin syncretismus (David Pareus, 1615), from Greek synkretismos "union of communities," from synkretizein "to combine against a common enemy," from syn- "together" (see syn-) + second element of uncertain origin. One theory connects it with kretismos "lying," from kretizein "to lie like a Cretan;" another connects it with the stem of kerannynai "to mix, blend;" krasis "mixture."