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Noun marcionism has 1 sense
  1. Marcionism - the Christian heresy of the 2nd and 3rd centuries that rejected the Old Testament and denied the incornation of God in Jesusas a human
    --1 is a kind of
    theological doctrine, religious doctrine; heresy, unorthodoxy

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Marcionism refers to a religious movement that emerged in the second century AD, led by Marcion of Sinope. It involved a distinct form of Christianity that rejected the Old Testament and denied any connection between the God of the Old Testament and Jesus Christ.

Senses and Usages:

Sense 1:

Noun: (Theology) The theological belief system promoted by Marcion, emphasizing the radical distinction between the Old and New Testaments, asserting that the God of the Old Testament is different from the God revealed by Jesus Christ.

Example Sentence: Marcionism became one of the earliest Christian heresies as it challenged the traditional understanding of the relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

Sense 2:

Noun: (Historical) The historical movement that followed Marcion's teachings.

Example Sentence: Despite being condemned by early church fathers, Marcionism gained a significant following in various regions during the second and third centuries.

Sense 3:

Adjective: Related to or characteristic of Marcionism.

Example Sentence: The Marcionite community adhered to a distinctive set of practices and rituals that were considered outside the mainstream Christian tradition.

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