psilanthropism


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psilanthropism

(sɪˈlænθrəˌpɪzəm) or

psilanthropy

n
(Theology) the belief that Jesus was merely human and not Son of God

psilanthropism

the doctrine that Christ was merely a human being. Cf. Arianism. — psilanthropist, n. — psilanthropic, adj.
See also: Christ
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If we compare the derivatives cosmotheism, myriotheism, Moravianism, Plotinism, Psilanthropism and theanthropism coined by Coleridge to Walpole's creations balloonism and gardenist, it is obvious that the latter lack the academic flavour of the former and thus adopt a humorous connotation.
To assert a complete humanity in the Saviour was thought by Apollinarius, as well as others of his contemporaries, to lead to psilanthropism and adoptionism - not the literal incarnation of the divine Word in human flesh that Apollinarius was convinced is essential to human salvation.
Oddly enough, this charge was combined with that of psilanthropism, the idea, here expressly linked with Artemas and Paul of Samosata, that Christ the Son of God was purely a man (PG 17: 578C-579A).