A Dictionary of All Religions and Religious Denominations/Carpocratians

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CARPOCRATIANS, a denomination, which arose towards the middle of the second century; so called from Carpocrates, whose philosophical tenets agreed in general with those of the Egyptian Gnostics; but he is charge with licentious principles and conduct.[1] See Gnostics.

Original footnotes[edit]

  1. Mosheim, vol. i. p. 184, 185.