gnostic gnostic

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an advocate of Gnosticism
  2. (adj) of or relating to Gnosticism
  3. (adj) possessing intellectual or esoteric knowledge of spiritual things

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • Unfortunately, for all his trials in the proverbial desert, Father Dario has little in the way of gnostic wisdom to offer the passing hiker, though he does have a funny story about .

News

  • Prize fighters

    As a first-time participant in the Grand Rapids ArtPrize competition (opening today and running through Oct. 6), Haslett artist Sarah Gilmore de Ruiter of Lansing found herself joining the buzz with a painting called “Thunder, Perfect Mind.” The piece is inspired by a gnostic poem by the same title.
    on September 19, 2013     Source: City Pulse

Quotes

  1. "I'm a Gnostic - someone who seeks knowledge of God," Crumb responded. "There's some force that rules our destiny: This is obvious. But what it is - this is a mystery we cannot possibly understand."
    on Oct 18, 2009 By: Robert Crumb Source: NPR

  2. ..."Gnostic" - disconnecting knowledge from physical action -- Guinness said: "God forbid, and why so? The manifesto calls for evangelicals to be 'fully engaged' in politics but never 'completely equated' with any party or ideology. In other...
    on May 15, 2008 By: Os Guinness Source: Associated Baptist Press

  3. "These scrolls, commonly called the Gnostic gospels : were written by a sect of heretics called 'Gnostics' who believed that they had been given 'secret knowledge' from Jesus," Solomon explained. "The reason [the Gnostic gospels] were omitted...
    on May 22, 2006 By: Lon Solomon Source: Christian Post

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