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πλήρωμα (“fullness”; pl. plērōmata) is a Greek word that assumed particular importance as a terminus technicus for divine presence in early Christian literature and especially our evidence regarding Gnosticism. In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, plērōma appeared in non-technical, colloquial, and everyday usages to denote a complete group, sum of …

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Burns, Dylan M., “Pleroma”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 09 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2020

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