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Carpocratians
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The Carpocratians belong to the broad spectrum of Christian schools in the 2nd century that teach Christianity as a philosophy. Their founder, the Alexandrian Christian Carpocrates, was married to a lady called Alexandria who came from the island of Kephallenia in the Adriatic sea. They had a son called Epiphanes who received from his father an “encyclopaedic education”, wrote some treatises and died at the age of seventeen. Clement reports that the deceased Epiphanes was given divine honours: a temple and a mouseion were erected in Same on the island of Kephallenia and every new moon a ce…

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Löhr, Winrich A., “Carpocratians”, in: Dictionary of Gnosis & Western Esotericism. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1873-8338_dgwe_DGWE_064>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004141872, 20061031



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