# What Were These all About?

Imperial cult
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greek word "gnosis" meaning "knowledge." Gnostics claimed go have access to a special kind of knowledge know to them alone and by which they could be saved. They believed that there were two gods: one who was the supreme godhead of the divine realm and who was unknown until jesus came to reveal him, and the other the creator of the physical universe whom they equated with the God of the old testament. They believed they belonged to the divine realm and their goal was to return there unharmed by this physical world.
a group of Christian priests, including Basil of Caesarea (AD 330-379), his brother Gregory of Nyssa (AD331-395), and Basil's friend Gregory of Nazianzus (AD 329-390), whose theological advances and appropriation of Greek philosophical thought are reflected in the clarifications of the Nicene Creed adopted at the Council of Constantinople