Demiurge

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From Ancient Greek Δημιουργός (Dēmiourgós).

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Demiurge

  1. (Platonism) The subordinate being that fashions the perceptible world in the light of eternal ideas.
  2. (Gnosticism) A prideful, inferior being that creates the material world; frequently identified with the creator God of the Hebrew Bible.
    • 2001, Hans Jonas, The Gnostic Religion: The message of the alien God, page 191
      For the rest, we meet in the Demiurge of the Valentinians all the traits of the world-god with which we have by now become familiar and can therefore deal here very briefly

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