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Adoptionism is a view held by some early Christians that Christ was born a human only, and was not divine until his baptism, at which point he was adopted as the Son by God the Father.
Adoptionism was an early attempt to explain the relationship between Jesus Christ and God the Father, while maintaining Christianity's monotheism.
One of the early exponents of Adoptionism was Theodotus of Byzantium.
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 Adoptionism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adoptionism, or adoptianism, is a view held by some early Christians, that claims Jesus was born human, and later became divine during his baptism, at which point he became the adopted son of God.
Adoptionism held that in his divinity Jesus was the son of God by nature, but in his humanity by adoption only.
Adoptionism held that Christ as God is indeed the Son of God by generation and by nature, but Christ as man is Son of God only by adoption and grace, dispensed from the moment of his baptism.
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 Adoptionism: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
Adoptionism was an early attempt to explain the relationship between Jesus...
While it still holds that God is one...flavors of Adoptionism hold that Jesus was adopted either at the time of his baptism, or...
Different flavors of Adoptionism hold that Jesus was adopted either at the time of his baptism, or...
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Adoptionism, in a broad sense, a christological theory according to which Christ, as man, is the adoptive Son of God; the precise import of the word varies with the successive stages and exponents of the theory.
Roughly, we have (1) the adoptionism of Elipandus and Felix in the eighth century; (2) the Neo-Adoptionism of Abelard in the twelfth century; (3) the qualified Adoptionism of some theologians from the fourteenth century on.
It is, however, noteworthy that Adoptionism began in that part of Spain where Islamism dominated, and where a Nestorian colony had for years found refuge.
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 Adoptionism: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
So is the material on Adoptionism from the late eighth century, which...translations of, respectively, Alcuin on Adoptionism and the material from the Register of...
Adoptionism is ruled out because there are not three...presumably, is twofold: first, the fear of adoptionism; and secondly, an inability to square...
Wickham argues that "adoptionism" is a historians construct, a collection...of God from the moment of conception, adoptionism in this context cannot be understood...refers to the eighth-century Spanish adoptionism of Elipandus and Felix of Urgel.(67...
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 adoptionism...the earliest belief about jesus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Ebionites were the earliest to teach "adoptionism" concerning the nature of Jesus.
Adoptionism was an attempt to explain the divine and human natures in Christ and their relation to each other.
A sound refutation of adoptionism was never made, and leanings in that direction appeared in some scholastic writings during the late Middle Ages.
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 basic.theology.forums > Adoptionism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Adoptionism was first suggested in the Shepherd of Hermas, thought to be written by the brother of Bishop of Rome around 150 A.D. (p.
Adoptionists elaborated on the doctrine was on in the second and third centuries, teaching that Jesus was born of a virgin and, after being tested in the desert, became the Christ when the Spirit of God descended upon him at his baptism.
Adoptionism was condemned as heresy from its outset, but it continued to spring up from time to time.
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 Medieval Spain: Themes: Adoptionism
One such development, Adoptionism, was of such importance that it drew attention not only in Al-Andalus where it originated, but also from the Christian-ruled regions of northern Spain, the court of Charlemagne, and the papacy in Rome.
Though the term Adoptionism has been applied to earlier divergent theologies, such as that of Theodotus in the second century, the Hispanic controversy of the same name is an unrelated development.
Alcuin denounced Adoptionism as a resurgence of Nestorianism, a christology of Greek origin that had long since been refuted by the Council of Ephesus in 431.
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 Adoptionism - ChristWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Adoptionism is the doctrine which maintains that Jesus was a human being who was "adopted" by God at his conception, at which point, perhaps at the time of his Resurrection, he developed a divine nature.
Later versions sometimes suggest that he was adopted later, such as when he was baptized by John the Baptist.
Adoptionism was rejected as heresy by the early Church.
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 Adoptionism (Adoptianism)
At what period the most prominent representative of Adoptionism, Felix, bishop of Urgel in the Pyrenees, first took part in the strife is unknown.
Charlemagne communicated with the pope, and caused a new investigation of the case in the brilliant assembly at Frankfort (794).
In fact, the assailants of Adoptionism, starting from their thesis that Christ is really and truly the Son of God, even according to his human nature, because this nature was appropriated by the Son of God, came ultimately, for all their intention of holding the Church's doctrine of the
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Both these types of Adoptionism are well attested in the NT, and this should indicate that the roots of Adoptionism may indeed go back to the most primitive layers of the Christian tradition.
It is useful to remember that no special reverence was accorded to the texts of the gospels previous to that time, since none of them were "canonical" previous to the time of Marcion, whose idea it was in the first place to compile the first Christian canon.
ADOPTIONISM IN THE NT Ehrman deals in some detail with the early Adoptionists in Chapter 2 of his book, and he outlines carefully the two types of Adoptionist beliefs as mentioned above.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Adoptionism
adoptionism ADOPTIONISM [adoptionism] Christian heresy taught in Spain after 782 by Elipandus, archbishop of Toledo, and Felix, bishop of Urgel (Seo de Urgel).
The sect developed in Armenia from obscure origins and is first mentioned in the middle of the 6th cent., where it is associated with Nestorianism.
The Theodotians taught that Jesus was a man, who became the Christ only after his baptism (a concept basic both to monarchianism and to adoptionism).
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 AllRefer.com - adoptionism (Christianity, General) - Encyclopedia
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They held that Jesus at the time of his birth was purely human and only became the divine Son of God by adoption when he was baptized.
Variations of this doctrine had been held as early as the 3d cent.
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 this woman’s work   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
I’ve got the one adoption article but that’s not due ’til September.
It’s good to know that you guys felt like I read her right and it’s especially good to have the support of those of you whose lives have been touched (or in some cases hammered) by adoption.
Awhile ago Suz (edited to add link!) wanted to know what informed my adoption, ummm, attitude and I’ve been thinking on that.
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Summaries of Christian heresies such as Adoptionism, Apollinarianism, Arianism, Docetism, Donatism, Dualism, Ebionism, Eutychianism, Gnosticism, Iconoclasm, Idolatry, Macedonianism, Manichaeism, Marcionism, Dynamic Monarchianism, Modalistic Monarchianism, Monophysitism, Monothelitism, Montanism, Nestorianism, Patripassianism, Pelagianism, Quietism, Sabellianism, Socinianism.
Adoptionism is a teaching that Christ was not divine until his baptism.
Socinianism is also known as Psilanthropism, holding that Jesus was just a nice guy, do gooder, "philanthropist".
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Adoptionism, or adoptianism, was a theological doctrine propounded in the 8th century by a Spanish bishop, Elipandus of Toledo.
Concerned to distinguish between the divine and human natures of Christ, Elipandus held that in his divinity Christ was the son of God by nature, but in his humanity by adoption only.
Similar views were held by Paul of Samosata and the followers of Monarchianism.
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