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- n. In theology, the doctrine that Christ is the Son of God by adoption only. It was held that, as the son of David, he had simply a human nature, which afterward by an act of adoption became united with the divine nature, or the eternal Word. This doctrine, though not unknown in the early church, was first distinctly propounded in Spain near the end of the eighth century by Felix, bishop of Urgel, and Elipandus, archbishop of Toledo. It was opposed by Alcuin, and condemned by three councils, at Ratisbon in 792, at Frankfort in 794, and at Aix-la-Chapelle about 799. Also written
“Part of their Christology was "adoptionism" -- they thought Jesus was adopted as the unique son of God at some time later in life.”
“Yet, presumably because of a desire to avoid "adoptionism", this manner in which identity might be shared with someone who did not previously possess it remains largely unexplored.”
“But Bauckham certainly doesn't want to understand Christology in terms of adoption, much less adoptionism.”
“Does your "permanence" remark indicate a form of prenatal adoptionism or ensoulment, as you seem to prefer?”
“The earlier one is a form of adoptionism, in which Jesus was born human of natural parents, but later elevated by God to a subordinate divine status.”
“Roughly, we have (1) the adoptionism of Elipandus and Felix in the eighth century; (2) the Neo-Adoptionism of Abelard in the twelfth century; (3) the qualified Adoptionism of some theologians from the fourteenth century on.”
“That sounds like Osteenesque self-help seasoned with a wee sprinkling of adoptionism.”
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