BIBLE Terms Gnostics

 

- Info:

- The term "Gnostic" derives from "gnosis," which means "knowledge" in Greek.

- Gnostics are branch of Christians who believed that they were privileged to a secret knowledge about the divine.

 

- Origin:

- Gnostics were one of two major factions of the early Christianity beside Roman Chatolics.

- They were centered in Egypt in the city of Alexandria.

- They had great influence throughout North Africa.

- In spite of the repression of the Gnostic Christians by Roman Christians, Christianity continued to flourish throughout

North Africa until the arrival of Islam in the seventh century C.E.