(3 syl.), in the language of Platonists, means that mysterious
agent which made the world and all that it contains. The Logos or Word
spoken of by St. John, in the first chapter of his gospel, is the
Demiurgus of Platonising Christians. In the Gnostic systems, Jehovah
(as an eon or emanation of the Supreme Being) is the Demiurge.
“The power is not that of an absolute cause, but only a world-maker,
a demiurge; and this does not answer to the human idea of deity.” —Winchell: Science and Religion, chap. x.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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