adoptionism

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adoptionism

(əˈdɒpʃənɪzəm)
n
an early Greek theology that Jesus was a man gifted with divine powersthe later belief (from the 8th century) that Jesus was only the adopted, not true, son of God

adoptionism

the 8th-century heretical doctrine that Christ in His human nature was the son of God only by adoption; that in His spiritual nature, however, He was truly God’s son. Also adoptianism. — adoptionist, n., adj.
See also: Christ