nihilianism

noun ni·hil·ian·ism \nīˈhilyəˌnizəm\

Definition of nihilianism

plural

-s

  1. :  a doctrine that the human nature of Christ was nothing having true subsistence

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Origin and Etymology of nihilianism

Latin nihil nothing + English -ianism (as in pelagianism) — more at nil


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