Marcion's Love of Creation

  title={Marcion's Love of Creation},
  author={Andrew Mcgowan},
  journal={Journal of Early Christian Studies},
  pages={295 - 311}
  • A. Mcgowan
  • Published 1 September 2001
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of Early Christian Studies
Although Marcion is often said to have rejected matter as inherently evil, Marcionite sacramental practice and asceticism suggest a more complex and specific set of attitudes to material things and practices. Later heresiologists analyzed Marcion's rather negative cosmogony and saw inconsistency, but Marcionite Christianity was less concerned with the origins of things than with their significance in light of the new creative work of the loving Stranger god. What Marcion despised was arguably… 
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