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  Adolf Von Harnack
Marcion defined his position in theory and practice towards the prevailing form of Christianity, which, on the one hand, showed throughout its connection with the Old Testament, and, on the other, left room for a secular ethical code, by assuming that it had been corrupted by Judaism, and therefore needed a reformation.
Marcion felt himself entrusted with this commission, and the church which he gathered recognized this vocation of his to be the reformer.
Marcion, in all probability, was the first to conceive and, in great measure, to realize the idea of placing Christendom on the firm foundation of a definite theory of what is Christian- but not of basing it on a theological doctrine-and of establishing this theory by a fixed collection of Christian writings with canonical authority.
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  Marcion - Fragments of a Faith Forgotten The Most Dangerous Foe Christianity has ever Known? G.R.S. Mead
MARCION was a rich shipowner of Sinope, the chief port of Pontus, on the southern shore of the Black Sea; he was also a bishop and the son of a bishop.
Marcion is said to have asked the Roman presbyters the explanation of Matt., ix, 16, 17, which he evidently wished to understand as expressing the incompatibility of the New Testament with the Old, but which they interpreted in an orthodox sense.
It is a refutation of Marcionism and Valentinianism.
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  Marcion - LoveToKnow 1911
In Marcion's own view, therefore, the founding of his church - to which he was first driven by opposition - amounts to a reformation of Christendom through a return to the gospel of Christ and to Paul; nothing was to be accepted beyond that.
Marcion was a wealthy shipowner, belonging to Sinope in Pontus.
Under the influence of Cerdo, Marcion carried out his ethical dualism in the sphere of cosmology; but the fact that his system is not free from contradictions is the best proof that all along religious knowledge, and not philosophical, had the chief values in his eyes.
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 Marcion
Marcion enters the scene while a battle was waging for the soul of Christianity.
Marcion was a man who determined all by the canon (sola scriptura).
Marcion preached the Gospel to all, while the Gnostics gloried in their elite status by carefully guarding the deepest of their inspired secrets.
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 MARCION - Online Information article about MARCION
The distinctive teaching of Marcion originated in a comparison of the Old Testament with the gospel of Christ and the theology of the apostle Paul.
Marcion alone perceived their decisive religious importance, and with them confronted the legalizing, and in this sense judaizing, tendencies of his Christian contemporaries.
For, since; according to Marcion, the spirit of man is derived, not from the good, but from the just God, it is impossible to see why the spiritual should yet be more closely related to the good God than the material.
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 AllRefer.com - Marcion (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: General Biography) - Encyclopedia
Marcion taught that there were two gods, proclaiming that the stern, lawgiving, creator God of the Old Testament, and the good, merciful God of the New Testament were different.
Marcion also rejected the real incarnation of Christ, claiming that he was a manifestation of the Father.
Marcionism emphasized asceticism and influenced the developments of Manichaeism, by which it was later absorbed.
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 Marcion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Marcion taught that there were two gods, proclaiming that the stern, lawgiving, creator God of the Old Testament, and the good, merciful God of the New Testament were different.
Marcion also rejected the real incarnation of Christ, claiming that he was a manifestation of the Father.
Marcionism emphasized asceticism and influenced the developments of Manichaeism, by which it was later absorbed.
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 Marcion - Encyclopedia.com
Marcion taught that there were two gods, proclaiming that the stern, lawgiving, creator God of the Old Testament, and the good, merciful God of the New Testament were different.
Marcion also rejected the real incarnation of Christ, claiming that he was a manifestation of the Father.
Marcionism emphasized asceticism and influenced the developments of Manichaeism, by which it was later absorbed.
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 An Introduction to Marcion by G.R.S. Mead
MARCION was a rich shipowner of Sinope, the chief port of Pontus, on the southern shore of the Black Sea; he was also a bishop and the son of a bishop.
Marcion, too, had an idea of a canon, but it was the antipodes of the views which afterwards became the basis of the orthodox canon.
Marcion, however, taught that the idea of the Jews about God, as set forth in the Old Testament, was inferior and antagonistic to the ideal of the Good God revealed by the Christ.
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 Marcion: Portrait of a Heretic
Marcion was born in c.85(4) at Sinope (modern Sinop on the Black Sea) in Pontus(5) the son of a bishop
Marcion’s Christ was docetic(34) (he only appeared to be a man, because Marcion considered matter to be evil - the creation of the Demiurge), it is also difficult to see a distinction between his representation of the Father and the Son, leading to the conclusion that he was also a modalist.
Walker, 61: "Marcion speaks in brutal terms of the ignominy of man created in loathsome matter, conceived in the filth of sexuality, born among the unclean, excruciating and grotesque convulsions of labour, into a body that is a ‘sack of excrement’, until death turns it into carrion, a nameless corpse, a worm-filled cadaver."
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 Marcion - Theopedia
Marcion taught that the god of the Old Testament was not the true God but rather that the true and higher God had been revealed only with Jesus Christ.
Marcion was excommunicated from the Roman church c.
Marcion's canon consisted of the Euangelion, or the Gospel of the Lord, and the Apostolikon, ten epistles of Paul, not including the pastorals.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Marcionites
Marcion was son of the Bishop of Sinope in Pontus, born c.
Marcion is said to have done; a layman could not have founded a vast and worldwide institution, of which the main characteristic was that it was episcopalian; a layman would not have been proudly referred to for centuries by his
Marcion is said to have asked the Roman presbyters the explanation of Matt., ix, 16, 17, which he evidently wished to understand as expressing the incompatibility of the New Testament with the Old, but which they interpreted in an orthodox sense.
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 BIBLICAL PATRIARCHY - MARCION INFILTRATION
Marcion was born around 100 C.E. (A.D.) at Sinope, a seaport located on the Black Sea coast of Asia Minor.
As a wealthy ship-owner, Marcion was able to make relatively large contributions to the church to prove the sincerity of his faith and he became a respected member in the Christian community.
Marcion was later condemned as a heretic when he developed unorthodox views that brought him into conflict with the Roman church.
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 The Watchman Expositor: Marcion, Montanus, and Mormonism
"...Marcion fell under the spell of the gnostic teacher Cerdo, who believed that the God of the Old Testament was different from the God and Father of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Marcion and Montanus are not "invariably referred to as Christians" but rather are des¬cribed as heretical.
Marcion, Montanus and Mormonism are simply three forms of heresy which disagree with each other and biblical Christianity.
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 The Development of the Canon of the New Testament - Marcion
Marcion, the son of the bishop of Sinope (a sea-port of Pontus along the Black Sea) who had become a wealthy ship-owner, stood before the presbyters to expound his teachings in order to win others to his point of view.
Marcion's canon accelerated the process of fixing the Church's canon, which had already begun in the first half of the 2nd century.
Marcion was convinced that among the early apostolic leaders only Paul understood the significance of Jesus Christ as the messenger of the Supreme God.
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 Marcion and Marcionite Gnosticism
Marcion's arrangement of the letters in The Apostle were as follows: Galatians, 1 and 2 Corinthians combined, Romans, 1 and 2 Thessalonians combined, Laodiceans (Ephesians), Colossians, Philippians, and Philemon.
Marcion was very influential in the formation of the New Testament Canon even though his influence was a negative one.
The study of Marcion's Canon may not produce clear, unrefutable evidence of the existence of an orthodox closed canon in the middle of the second century, but Marcion's divergence from the norm presupposes a norm.
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 Marcion
Marcion taught that the god of the Old Testament was not the true God but rather that the true and higher God had been revealed only with Jesus Christ.
Marcion was excommunicated from the Roman church c.
Marcion's canon consisted of the Euangelion, or the Gospel of the Lord, and the Apostolikon, ten epistles of Paul, not including the pastorals.
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 The Canon of Marcion the heretic
First, Marcion's rejection of the Old Testament was indeed total, in that he regarded it as completely alien to the revelation of salvation brought by Jesus and recorded in the New Testament documents he accepted.
Marcion expressly and openly used the knife, not the pen, since he made such an excision of the scriptures as suited his own subject-matter.
Marcion’s specific removal and denial of many New Testament books from his own canon, including all of Peter, James and John, proves they were already in use between 125-144 AD and widely accepted as scripture.
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 The Ecole Glossary
Marcion (c 84-160 CE), born to the bishop of Sinope, was condemned a heretic and excommunicated in July of 144.
Thus, Marcion did contribute positively to the history of Christianity by providing the idea of a New Testament canon and forcing the orthodox church to establish its own list of texts.
Marcion succeeded in building his own church which survived in the East until the fifth century.
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 Head.15+1.pr
Marcion was soon openly declaring his beliefs and inviting comments from the elders of the Roman church.
Distinctive of Marcion was the rejection of the birth of Jesus (i.e.
Marcion, 53-56) marshalls arguments for a Marcionite background to the epistle of Polycarp, but these are unconvincing, merely showing that traditional post-apostolic Christianity was incompatible with Marcionism (if Marcion was a perceived threat then the two main issues of ditheism and the place of the OT must have been forthrightly addressed).
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 Marcion - OrthodoxWiki
Marcion's teaching, known as Marcionism, was that Jesus revealed to the world a hitherto unknown god, who was different from the god of the Hebrew Bible.
Marcion's position is not identical to, but is closely related to, the various belief sets together called Gnosticism.
Marcion's proposed canon was a factor that led the orthodox Christian movement to formulate a canon of authoritative Scripture of its own, and which led to the current canon of the New Testament.
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 Center for Marcionite Research
Marcion's main claim to fame, as generally acknowledged by most historians, is that he produced the earliest known New Testament canon, which preceded the Catholic version.
But Marcion's claim to notoriety arose from his teaching, in which a sharp line of distinction was drawn between the acts of the just, severe, angry God of the Old Testament and those of the purely good, loving, benevolent God declared by Jesus.
Nor was Jesus, according to Marcion, the Messiah prophesied by the prophets of old - the Messiah to Israel, who was to be a warrior, was still yet to come, to fulfil the national expectations and promises of that nation.
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 ANF03. Latin Christianity: Its Founder, Tertullian | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Marcion, Justifying His Antithesis Between the Law and the Gospel by the Contention of St. Paul with St. Peter, Shown to Have Mistaken St. Paul's Position and Argument.  Marcion's Doctrine Confuted Out of St. Paul's Teaching, Which Agrees Wholly with the Creator's Decrees.
Refutation of Marcion's Objections Derived from the Cases of the Angels, and the Pre-Incarnate Manifestations of the Son of God.
Marcion's Pretensions as an Amender of the Gospel.
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 marcion and marcionites
Paul had drawn an antithesis between the servitude of the Law and the freedom of grace, and this was interpreted by Marcion as in opposition between the justice of the God of the Old Testament, (identified with the "Demiurge"), and the love of the Good and Supreme God.
Coupled with this is the fact that Marcion, a Gnostic to the core, would select Paul to express his religious ideas; strange you should think unless Paul's "gospel" was understood and interpreted in their day as being a treatise upon Gnosticism.
So that, in Marcion's time, it was not difficult for separated groups of Christians to live in accordance with their own particular views of strict Christian behaviour, and worship as they thought fit.
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 The Gospel of Marcion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Marcion felt that Judaism was evil, and he hated the Jewish Scriptures along with the god described in them, therefore rejecting the Old Testament writings and most of the New Testament.
Marcion felt that the God of the Old Testament was cruel, unfeeling and hardhearted.
Marcion made his own gospel, basing his teachings on ten of the letters of Paul and an altered version of Luke.
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 Thoughts on Antiquity » Blog Archive » Canonical Lists, Part 1: The Marcionite Canon
Marcion, however, as you may know, ascribes no author to his gospel, as if it were not allowed for him to affix a title to that of which it was not a crime to overturn the body itself.
Modern commentators, of course, ponder the possibility that Marcion rejected the pastoral epistles to Timothy and Titus, not because he liked to fiddle with numbers, but rather because he either did not know of their existence or knew that they were pseudonymous.
Marcion belonged to the Roman church before his excommunication, and Roman Christians before century IV or V almost universally thought the epistle did not belong to Paul.
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 Marcion (Wace information)
But the dying out of Marcionism was probably less the result of imperial legislation than of the absorption of the older heresy by the new wave of Oriental dualism which in Manicheism passed over the church.
Marcion's theory was that the visible creation was the work of the just God; the good God, whose abode he places in the third or highest heaven and whom apparently he acknowledged as the creator of a high immaterial universe, neither concerned Himself with
Marcion's rejection of O.T. prophecy did not involve a denial that the prophets had foretold the coming of a Christ; but the Christ of the prophets could not be our Christ.
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