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Docetism

[doh-see-tiz-uhm, doh-si-tiz-]
noun
1.
an early Christian doctrine that the sufferings of Christ were apparent and not real and that after the crucifixion he appeared in a spiritual body.
2.
Roman Catholic Church. an ancient heresy asserting that Jesus lacked full humanity.

Origin:
1840–50; Docet(ae) + -ism

Docetic, adjective
Docetist, noun, adjective
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Docetism (ˈdəʊsɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
(in the early Christian Church) a heresy that the humanity of Christ, his sufferings, and his death were apparent rather than real
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin Docētae, from Greek Dokētai, from dokein to seem]

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Docetism
1846, heresy holding that the body of Jesus was a phantom, from Gk. Doketai, name of the sect, lit. "believers," from dokein "to seem, have the appearance of, think," related to doxa (see decent).
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