Cerinthus


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Cerinthus

(sĭrĭn`thəs), fl. c.A.D. 100?, Jewish-Christian religious leader, b. Ephesus. He held tenets influenced by Gnosticism and similar to those of the Ebionites. He taught that the Christ descended into Jesus at his baptism and left him again before the Passion.
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Wright is intrigued by the final line of the poem with its puzzling shift in tense ("But 'twas Cerinthus that is lost").
In fact, he continues to note that already in the years following Christ's death at the end of the century, "'what the Roman's lowered spear was found, / A bar to me who touched and handled truth, / Now proved the glozing of some new shrewd tongue, / This Ebion, this Cerinthus or their mates'" (ll.
The merchant seaman was serving as the donkeyman, in the engine room, on the SS Cerinthus when it was torpedoed in the South Atlantic in November, 1942.
2) In the later part of his speech, with surprising severity, the apostle admonishes his followers of the terrible spiritual death that is the inevitable consequence of the intellectual rejection of God and God's love, a theme later picked up by the impersonal narrator in the last half-line of the concluding parenthetical interpolation, "But't was Cerinthus that is lost" (l.