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- adj. Pertaining to docetism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, held by, or like, the Docetæ.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or held by the Docetæ: as, “Docetic gnosticism,”
We all hold, in full doctrinal orthodoxy, that the Lord's sufferings, both of soul and body, were no "docetic" semblance but a deep and infinitely pathetic reality.
One of the parallels that strikes me is the lack of humility or at least self-awareness in the attempts to disassemble a large body of academic literature, rather than publishing - say - an article on Paul's conception of the archons as sublunar demons or docetic christology in GThom.
Contrary to this docetic position, I would suggest that our physical knowledge limitations as human beings are part and parcel of who we are.
I think most commentators agree that the opponents were teaching a docetic Jesus, i.e. one who really only appeared to be human.
But, again, when you have a neo-docetic view of Jesus that basically divorces him from the political realities of his day, again, you have taken Jesus out of context.
The implication is that church teaching is functionally docetic.
These include a Pelagian doctrine of salvation, a unitarian doctrine of God, a docetic christology and Bible, a gnostic doctrine of eschatology, and a Constantinian doctrine of church-state relations—which, by the way, was what led the German church to support Hitler.
No, not here at the conference, where nobody is yet conflating me with the docetic Christ.
Gospel of St. John contained, they said, what was untrue; according to them it was not in accord with the other Gospels, mixed up the synoptic order of events, and was, moreover, docetic in doctrine.
When the former is so exclusively emphasized that the latter seems a mere appearance, the heresy is of the docetic type; when the case is the reverse, the heresy is of the ebionitic type.
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