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An advocate of Gnosticism.

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"Gnostic" Quotes from Famous Books

... when, after leaving the trap in which his tail remained, he presented himself to his normally elongated companions. So I took thought, and invented what I conceived to be the appropriate title of "Agnostic." It came into my head as suggestively antithetic to the "Gnostic" of Church history, who professed to know so much about the very things of which I was ignorant; and I took the earliest opportunity of parading it at our Society to show that I, too, had a tail like the other foxes. To my great satisfaction, the term took; and when the Spectator had stood godfather ...
— Thomas Henry Huxley - A Character Sketch • Leonard Huxley

... am the Truth! we hear the God-drunk gnostic cry The microcosm abides in ME; Eternal ...
— The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi • Richard F. Burton

Words linked to "Gnostic" :   advocate, gnosis, exponent, advocator, proponent, Gnosticism, agnostic

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