Alogi

An obscure Christian group in Asia Minor about 175 which, in reaction to Montanism,* questioned the authority of those sacred books on which they based their claims. Hence they rejected en bloc the gospel of John and the Apocalypse which, according to them, were written by Cerinthus. They also objected to the Logos* theology of the Apologists. The nickname Alogi (Gr. alogoi) was scornfully applied to them by Epiphanius, who used it in a double sense to denote that they were “irrational” people who were without the “Logos.”