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Meaning of "Docetism" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DOCETISM

From Medieval Latin Docētae, from Greek Dokētai, from dokein to seem.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DOCETISM

Docetism  [ˈdəʊsɪˌtɪzəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DOCETISM

noun
adjective
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pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Docetism is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DOCETISM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Docetism

In Christian terminology, docetism (from the Greek δοκεῖν/δόκησις dokein (to seem) /dókēsis (apparition, phantom), according to Norbert Brox, is defined narrowly as "the doctrine according to which the phenomenon of Christ, his historical and bodily existence, and thus above all the human form of Jesus, was altogether mere semblance without any true reality." Broadly it is taken as the belief that Jesus only seemed to be human, and that his human form was an illusion. The word docetai (illusionists) referring to early groups who denied Jesus' humanity, first occurred in a letter by Bishop Serapion of Antioch (197-203), who discovered the doctrine in the Gospel of Peter, during a pastoral visit to a Christian community using it in Rhosus, and later condemned it as a forgery. It appears to have arisen over theological contentions concerning the meaning, figurative or literal, of a sentence from the Gospel of John: "the Word was made Flesh". Docetism was unequivocally rejected at the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and is regarded as heretical by the Catholic Church, Orthodox Church, and many others.

Definition of Docetism in the English dictionary

The definition of Docetism in the dictionary is a heresy that the humanity of Christ, his sufferings, and his death were apparent rather than real.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DOCETISM


antiferromagnetism
ˌæntɪˌfɛrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
diamagnetism
ˌdaɪəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
electromagnetism
ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
favouritism
ˈfeɪvərɪˌtɪzəm
ferromagnetism
ˌfɛrəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
geomagnetism
ˌdʒiːəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
hermetism
ˈhɜːmɪˌtɪzəm
Hussitism
ˈhʌsaɪˌtɪzəm
magnetism
ˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
mephitism
ˈmɛfɪˌtɪzəm
palaeomagnetism
ˌpælɪəʊˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
paramagnetism
ˌpærəˈmæɡnɪˌtɪzəm
parasitism
ˈpærəsaɪˌtɪzəm
phonetism
ˈfəʊnɪˌtɪzəm
pietism
ˈpaɪɪˌtɪzəm
pseudohermaphroditism
ˌsjuːdəʊhɜːˈmæfrədaɪˌtɪzəm
sovietism
ˈsəʊvɪɪˌtɪzəm
spiritism
ˈspɪrɪˌtɪzəm
syncretism
ˈsɪŋkrɪˌtɪzəm
transvestitism
trænzˈvestɪˌtɪzəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOCETISM

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dobie
dobla
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Dobro
Dobrogea
Dobruja
dobson
dobsonflies
dobsonfly
Dobzhansky
doc
Doc Martens
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docent
docentship
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DOCG
doch-an-doris
Docherty

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOCETISM

analphabetism
animal magnetism
archaeomagnetism
archeomagnetism
autism
concretism
cretism
Dyotheletism
gyromagnetism
martinetism
Monotheletism
obsoletism
paleomagnetism
panaesthetism
permanent magnetism
piezomagnetism
polysynthetism
prophetism
quietism
synthetism
zoomagnetism

Synonyms and antonyms of Docetism in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Docetism» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOCETISM

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The translations of Docetism from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Docetism» in English.

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幻影说
1,325 millions of speakers

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docetismo
570 millions of speakers

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Docetism
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Docetism
380 millions of speakers
ar

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الدوكيتية
280 millions of speakers

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докетизм
278 millions of speakers

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Docetism
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Docetism
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docétisme
220 millions of speakers

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Docetism
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Translator English - German

Doketismus
180 millions of speakers

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キリスト仮現説
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

가현설
85 millions of speakers

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Docetism
85 millions of speakers
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Docetism
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Docetism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

Docetism
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Docetism
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

docetismo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Doketyzm
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

докетизм
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Docetismul
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Δοκητισμό
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Dosetistiese
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Docetism
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Doketisme
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Docetism

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCETISM»

The term «Docetism» is normally little used and occupies the 148.600 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOCETISM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Docetism

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOCETISM»

Discover the use of Docetism in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Docetism and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics: Surveying the ...
WAS a late-first century and early- second century heresy claiming that Jesus only seemed to be human (the word docetism is based on the Greek word dokeo, which means “to seem”). Docetism is “the assertion that Christ's human body was  ...
Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner, 2008
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Theology of the New Testament: German Edition edited and ...
The opponents' criticism is thus focused on the incarnation of Christ; this leads to the well-founded hypothesis that the issue here is docetism. The designation " docetism" is derived from the Greek term Soxnmg/ {Sorceiv6 The group designated ...
Georg Strecker, Friedrich Wilhelm Horn, 2012
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The Christ is Jesus: Metamorphosis, Possession, and ...
In “Docetism: A Historical Definition,”26 he examines not only Weigandt but also other descriptions from that of F. C. Baur to the articles of standard reference works. Baur defined the phenomenon broadly: Either objectivity is denied to the ...
Pamela E. Kinlaw, 2005
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The Apostolic Fathers ...: S. Ignatius. S. Polycarp. Revised ...
The only escape from the dilemma lay in Docetism. Christ's human life was not real, but apparent ox putative. This Docetic view of Christ's humanity would appeal to popular Judaism — -the Judaism of the Scribes and Pharisees — only so far ...
Joseph Barber Lightfoot, Saint Ignatius (Bishop of Antioch), Saint Polycarp (Bishop of Smyrna.), 1885
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Consuming Faith: Integrating Who We Are with What We Buy
DOCETISM AND OUR ECONOMY Christians have been, and are often still, docetic in everyday living, performatively. Because economics are part of our everyday lives, Christians can very easily slip into economic docetism. By economic ...
Tom Beaudoin, 2006
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Faith Seeking Understanding: An Introduction to Christian ...
Such rationales were available in the early centuries of the church in the form of Docetism. For the Docetists, Jesus only appeared to be human. He was in fact a purely heavenly being, untouched by the realities of human suffering and death.
Daniel L. Migliore, 2004
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Representation and Substitution in the Atonement Theologies ...
Jeannine Michele Graham. Avoidance of Docetism Macquarrie insists that this difference, only in degree from other human beings, does not detract from Jesus' theological significance. He can even assert that the Chalcedonian formulation of  ...
Jeannine Michele Graham, 2005
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A Critical and Historical Enquiry Into the Origin of the ...
The subject of docetism is historical, and the sources of all information relating to it should be declared. But it is questionable whether Volckmar was justified in applying comparatively modern information or philosophy to interpret the text of the ...
P. C. Sense, 1901
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The Acts of John: A Two-stage Initiation Into Johannine ...
visible when it is combatted by the Johannine writings and by Ignatius.237 He argues that, as an imminently dangerous heresy, docetism was only shortlived, and geographically limited to Western Syria and Asia Minor, and probably included ...
Pieter J. Lalleman, 1998
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The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early ...
Although adoptionism could rightly claim the oldest pedigree among chris- tological heresies, the representatives of docetism proved far more pestiferous for the second- and third-century defenders of orthodoxy.1 As we have seen, the term ...
Bart D. Ehrman, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOCETISM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Docetism is used in the context of the following news items.
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Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries, University of Mobile
... humanity was either an illusion or altogether absent (Docetism). Among such are the gospel of Judas, gospel of Peter and the Acts of John. «Alabama Baptist, Jul 15»
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4 thoughts about the Bible as a “human book”
So much conservative evangelical Christology, particularly the demotic variety, amounts to practical docetism/Apollinarianism/Eutycheanism. «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Explore: Is this of God?
The main false teachers in John's context consisted of Gnostics and those who took up Docetism. Gnostic belief flatly denied the full divinity and ... «Baptist Standard, Jun 15»
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Bold Proclamation and Compassionate Justice – Sermon Notes for …
This is not dualism or a form of Docetism in which we want desperately to rid our souls of these bodies…no, not at all! This is Paul's cry for ... «Patheos, Jun 15»
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Church Fathers: Background on Heresies
In addition to typically Gnostic ideas, Marcion taught a kind of Docetism, the idea that Jesus's humanity and suffering were illusory. According to ... «Catholic Culture, Jun 15»
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Don't carry invasive beliefs into church
In “Which False Teachings Are Evangelical Christians Most Tempted to Believe In?” Cherith Fee Nording finds the ancient heresy Docetism ... «Coldwater Daily Reporter, Apr 15»
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Walter Brueggemann at Faith & Culture Conference 2015 – Lecture …
His colleague would say “well it seemed like that” the word “seem” is Docetism. You don't have to be an economists to know everything alludes ... «Patheos, Apr 15»
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Jesus didn't just look human
What these students didn't realize is how perilously close they were to embracing the first Christian heresy: docetism. This is the belief that ... «Mennonite World Review, Apr 15»
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Luther Reading Challenge
We do love paper, but it has its physical (and financial) limitations, so at risk of bibliographic docetism that we have warmly embraced the ... «First Things, Apr 15»
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At Least Be Humble
... or claims of that sort, are more common among people who think of themselves as Christian — as a sort of modern docetism or something. «Patheos, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Docetism [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/docetism>. Jun 2019 ».
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