A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Menandrians
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MENANDRIANS, a denomination in the first century from Menander, a supposed disciple of Simon Magus. He pretended to be one of the aions sent from the pleroma, or celestial regions, to succour the souls that lay groaning under oppression; and to support them against the demons that hold the reins of empire, in this sublunary world.
- Mosheim, vol. i. p.116. Formey's Eccles. Hist. vol. i. p. 21.