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Marcion of Sinope

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Marcion of Sinope (; Ancient Greek: Μαρκίων Σινώπης; c. 85 – c. 160) was an early Christian theologian in early Christianity. Marcion preached that God had sent Jesus Christ who was an entirely new, alien god, distinct from the "vengeful" God who had created the world. He considered himself a follower of Paul the Apostle, whom he believed to have been the only true apostle of Jesus Christ; his doctrine is called Marcionism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcion of Sinope has received more than 707,375 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia. Marcion of Sinope is the 315th most popular religious figure (down from 279th in 2019), the 121st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 112th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Turkish Religious Figure.

The most famous Marcion of Sinope is most famous for his radical rejection of the Old Testament. Marcion of Sinope believed that the God of the Old Testament was a different god than the God of the New Testament. He believed that the God of the Old Testament was a vengeful, wrathful, and jealous god while the God of the New Testament was a loving, merciful, and forgiving god.

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Among religious figures, Marcion of Sinope ranks 315 out of 2,238Before him are Pope Felix III, Pope Alexander IV, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr, Idris, Bahá'u'lláh, and Pope Marinus I. After him are Pope Pelagius II, Pope Anacletus, Abu Hurairah, Pope John XXI, Pope John I, and Pope Zachary.

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Among people born in 85, Marcion of Sinope ranks 1After him is Favorinus. Among people deceased in 160, Marcion of Sinope ranks 1After him are Shimon bar Yochai, Marcus Cornelius Fronto, Valentinus, and Quintus Lollius Urbicus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Marcion of Sinope ranks 121 out of 1,301Before him are Stefan Dušan (1308), Eudoxus of Cnidus (-408), Polycarp (69), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Kara Mustafa Pasha (1634), and Fethullah Gülen (1941). After him are Michael III (840), Şah Sultan (1509), Andronikos II Palaiologos (1259), Antinous (111), Basil II (958), and Henri Fayol (1841).


Among religious figures born in Turkey, Marcion of Sinope ranks 17Before him are Bartholomew I of Constantinople (1940), Saint Pantaleon (275), Gregory of Nyssa (335), Ulfilas (311), Photios I of Constantinople (900), and Fethullah Gülen (1941). After him are Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Ephrem the Syrian (306), Simeon Stylites (389), Pope Vitalian (600), Saint Nino (296), and Saint Timothy (17).