Carpocratians

Gnostics; so called from Carpocrates, who flourished in the middle of the second century. They maintained that the world was made by angels,- that only the soul of Christ ascended into heaven,- and that the body will have no resurrection.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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