Marcion of Sinope

2nd century Christian theologian

Marcion of Sinope (Greek: Μαρκίων Σινώπης; c. 85 – c. 160) was an important leader in early Christianity. His theology rejected the deity described in the Hebrew Scriptures and in distinction affirmed the Father of Christ as the true God.

Marcion of Sinope


  • O wonder beyond wonders, rapture, power, and amazement is it, that one can say nothing at all about the gospel, nor even conceive of it, nor compare it with anything.
    • Possibly the opening lines of Marcion's Antithesis. Quoted in Marcion and Luke-Acts: A Defining Struggle (2006) by Joseph B. Tyson, p. 31.

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