Docetism

noun
Do·​ce·​tism | \ dō-ˈsē-ˌti-zəm How to pronounce Docetism (audio) , ˈdō-sə- How to pronounce Docetism (audio) \

Definition of Docetism

: a belief opposed as heresy in early Christianity that Christ only seemed to have a human body and to suffer and die on the cross

Other Words from Docetism

Docetist \ dō-​ˈsē-​tist How to pronounce Docetist (audio) , ˈdō-​sə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of Docetism

1846, in the meaning defined above

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“Docetism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Docetism. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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