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Marcion of Sinope in Pontus (c. 85–160 CE) flourished in the middle of the 2nd century CE, having arrived in Rome around 140 CE. Though we know very little of Marcion’s life before landing in Rome, we are provided some details of his activity in the Roman Church. According to Tertullian of Carthage, Marcion provided the church with 200,000 sesterces upon his arrival in the city, and there seems to be a period of nearly four years with great flourishing among the church in Rome (Tert. Praesc. 30.2). In the summer …

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Ward, H. Clifton, “Marcion/Marcionites/Marcionism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 07 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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