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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,”


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From Latin Docetae, Docetæ +‎ -ic – see docetism.


  • 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.

    Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews

  • 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.

    More Mythicist-Creationist Parallels

  • Contrary to this docetic position, I would suggest that our physical knowledge limitations as human beings are part and parcel of who we are.

    Sinful Certainty

  • I think most commentators agree that the opponents were teaching a docetic Jesus, i.e. one who really only appeared to be human.

    Johannine Literature: Essential for Salvation?

  • 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.

    CNN Transcript Apr 8, 2007

  • The implication is that church teaching is functionally docetic.

    Da Vinci Code: the real challenge to the church

  • 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.

    Evangelical heresies

  • No, not here at the conference, where nobody is yet conflating me with the docetic Christ.

    Blogging from Singapore's SBL Conference: Thursday

  • 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.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • 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.

    The Theology of Schleiermacher: A Condensed Presentation of His Chief Work, "The Christian Faith"


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