monad

  • monad (Gnosticism) (Wikipedia)
    • The Monad in early Christian gnostic writings is an adaptation of concepts of the Monad in Greek philosophy to Christian gnostic belief systems.
    • In some gnostic systems the Supreme Being is known as the Monad, the One, The Absolute Ai┼Źn teleos (The Perfect Aeon...
    • The One is the high source of the pleroma, the region of light. The various emanations of The One are called Aeons.
    • According to Theodoret's book on heresies (Haereticarum Fabularum Compendium i.18) the Arab Christian Monoimus (150-210) used the term Monad to mean the highest god which created lesser gods, or elements (similar to Aeons). In some versions of Christian gnosticism, especially those deriving from Valentinius, a lesser deity known as the Demiurge had a role in the creation of the material world in addition to the role of the Monad. In these forms of gnosticism, the God of the Old Testament is often considered to have been the Demiurge, not the Monad, or sometimes different passages are interpreted as referring to each.
  • Monad (philosophy) (Wikipedia)
    Monad being the source or the One meaning without division.
  • Monad
    The word monad is used by the neo-Platonists to signify the One; for instance, in the letters of the Christian Platonist Synesius, God is described as the Monad of Monads.
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