Gnosimachi (γνῶσις and μάχομαι), a name given to those in the 4th century who were the avowed enemies of the Gnostics. A certain Rhetorius is said to have formed a sect on the principle that matters of doctrine are indifferent, as no certainty can be obtained as to doctrine; but that a good life is all that is essential to Christianity. "It may be a question whether there was ever a regularly constituted sect professing such indifference to doctrines; whether the fact ever amounted to anything more than this, that individuals at different times and in different places were led by the same opposition and the same tendency of mind to entertain these views, of which individuals the above-mentioned Rhetorius may have been one. — Neander, Church History (Torrey's), 2:702.

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