Definition of Docetism

1. Noun. The heretical doctrine (associated with the Gnostics) that Jesus had no human body and his sufferings and death on the cross were apparent rather than real.




Definition of Docetism

1. n. The doctrine of the Docetæ.

Definition of Docetism

1. Noun. (Christianity) The doctrine of the Docetes, that Jesus only appeared to have a physical body and was ultimately of celestial substance. ¹

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Literary usage of Docetism

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1. A Text-book of the History of Doctrines by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1861)
"Traces of docetism.—Arianism. It was no less difficult to determine the ... In opposition to docetism, the doctrine of the human nature of Christ had indeed ..."

2. Compendium of the History of Doctrines by Karl Rudolf Hagenbach (1858)
"Traces of docetism.—Arianism. It was no less difficult to determine the ... In opposition to docetism, the doctrine of the human nature of Christ had indeed ..."

3. The Apostolic Fathers: A Revised Text with Introductions, Notes by Joseph Barber Lightfoot (1889)
"2, 3, 'Whosoever confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh, is antichrist,' he doubtless applies it to the type of docetism which appears in the ..."

4. The Church History of the First Three Centuries by Ferdinand Christian Baur (1878)
"Another phase of Gnosticism, usually termed docetism, still remains to be examined. docetism involves a question which goes deeply into the nature of ..."

5. The Church History of the First Three Centuries by Ferdinand Christian Baur (1878)
"Another phase of Gnosticism, usually termed docetism, still remains to be examined. docetism involves a question which goes deeply into the nature of ..."

6. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"Hence, from the very first, the church consciousness developed itself in antagonism with docetism under all its forms and ..."

7. Documents Illustrative of the History of the Church by Beresford James Kidd (1920)
"And therefore He, for whom they rightly waited, came and raised them from the dead—Ibid. i. 66-8. No. 18.—docetism From Ignatius, Epistle to the Trallians, ..."

8. Lectures on the History of Christian Dogmas by August Neander (1858)
"He combated docetism on the ground that we could not be exhorted to imitate Christ if he did not possess human nature in common with us ; it was necessary ..."

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