adoptionism

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noun, often capitalized adop·tion·ism \-shə-ˌni-zəm\
variants: or

adoptianism

Definition of adoptionism

  1. :  the doctrine that Jesus of Nazareth became the Son of God by adoption

adoptionist

play \-sh(ə-)nist\ noun, often capitalized

First Known Use of adoptionism

1833


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