The golden age of the Marcionite churches falls between the years 150 and 250.
Metrodorus, a Marcionite priest, underwent the same punishment with him.
The Marcionite Antitheses were probably spread among other Gnostic sects.
The Antitheses of Marcion had a place in the Marcionite canon (see above, p. 270).
Tertullian has frequently pointed to the contradictions in the Marcionite conception of the god of creation.
Still more logical indeed was the dilemma: either Jewish, or Marcionite Christian.
1540, early Christian sect, named for Gnostic Marcion of Sinope (c.140), who denied any connection between the Old Testament and the New. They contrasted the barbaric and incompetent creator in the Old Testament, who favored bandits and killers, with the "higher god" of Christ. They also emphasized virginity and rejection of marriage. They flourished, especially in the East, until late 4c.