Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gospel of Mark

The concept of Docetism was believed by a group called the Carpocratians in Alexandria. Cerdon likely belonged to this group. They used the Gospel of Mark, this is the one where Jesus seems to be a spirit inhabiting a body. Because Marcion and Mark have a similar name and Mark is a condensed version of Marcion's gospel- and formed the basis for Matthew along with other writings- they Church Fathers found it easy to make the claim that Marcion believed in the phantasm Jesus, or Ghost Christ.

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