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Encratism.

“Encratites” (from Gk. enkrates, “self-disciplined”) denotes those Gnostics, Ebionites,* and Docetists that rejected wine, flesh, and often marriage. See also Apocrypha, C 3; Docetism; Gnosticism; Tatian.


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