Noun Adoptionist Definition and Examples







A person holding the view that Christ is the son of God by adoption only.
  1. 'Lastly, Nestorianism once more showed itself in the Adoptionists of Spain, and gave occasion to the great Council of Frankfort.'
  2. 'While Adoptionists believed Jesus to be totally human and not divine, Marcionites believed him to be totally divine and not human.'
((n.) One of a sect which maintained that Christ was the Son of God not by nature but by adoption.)

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