adoptionist


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Related to adoptionist: Subordinationism, kenoticism, Macedonianism, Apollinarianism, arianist

adoptionist

(əˈdɒpʃənɪst)
n
someone who believes in adoptionism
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He covers Alcuin's formation and reputation; the adoptionist crisis; mission, episcopy, and monarchy; the Bible; prayer; education; and poetry.
The main point on the agenda of the Council, apart from Horos' adoptionist heresy, was the discussion of the Nicaean concluding decree: (9) The Council of Frankfurt opposed the sacramental charge of the icons which is still found today in Orthodox cults where images are thought to mediate the presence of God.
Thus, making continuous references to proximate developments in Islam, Brown elaborates the adoptionist theology of the Ebionites, their federal universalism, their critique of kingship as of the temple priesthood, and their notion of baptism as the primary emblem of purification rather than redemptive sacrifice--all with a view to understanding, with Schoeps, the world-historical "paradox" by which "Jewish Christianity indeed disappeared within the Christian church, but was preserved in Islam" (27).
Strange as it may seem to some readers, the rather structured Roukema approved both the adoptionist and the catholic Christology.
This development meant that the scope of the implicit "human rights exception" in Hape could well be expanded in the future, as the adoptionist approach maximizes the space for the fluid, and ever-evolving, international customary law.
finds that Rahner loses Jesus' humanity as the locus of salvation and that Pannenberg's Christology is adoptionist.
Historically, Calvinists have tended to favor an adoptionist Christology described by Paul as Christ's "self-emptying" (kenosis) in his letter to the Philippi.
Victor also excommunicated Theodotus of Byzantium, the leader of the Adoptionist group that taught that Jesus was not the real son of God, but only God's 'adopted' son," McBrien adds, showing how rough Victor ruled the roost.
De Wolfe tells us that the first Christology was adoptionist.
This kenotic description is paralleled by an adoptionist stance as he progressively comes into his own, claiming what is rightly his.
Although Dunn admits that the unifying faith of Christianity later found its expression in the creedal doctrines of the Trinity and Incarnation, the formula that he uses to express the core belief of early Christians, Jesus-the-man-now-exalted, is perplexingly adoptionist and warrants more serious justification than is accorded in his article.
Laurence DeWolfe tells us quite dogmatically that the first Christology was adoptionist.