Docetism is a belief system that emerged in the early Christian church and held that Jesus was not fully human but rather a divine being who only appeared to be human. This belief was based on the idea that it was impossible for the divine to become incarnate in a human body and that the suffering and death of Jesus on the cross were only an illusion.
The roots of docetism can be traced back to the Gnostic movement, which flourished in the second and third centuries AD and held that the material world was evil and that only spiritual knowledge (gnosis) could lead to salvation. The Gnostics believed that Jesus was a purely spiritual being who did not have a physical body, and that his earthly ministry and death were merely a façade.
Docetism was strongly opposed by the early Christian church, which maintained that Jesus was fully human and fully divine, as stated in the Creed of Nicaea. The church fathers argued that the incarnation of Jesus, his death on the cross, and his resurrection were essential to the Christian faith and that the Gnostic belief in a purely spiritual Jesus was a heretical denial of the truth of the gospel.
Despite the efforts of the early church to stamp out docetism, the belief persisted in various forms throughout the centuries. Some Christian denominations, such as the Docetists and the Albigenses, held docetic beliefs and were considered heretical by the mainstream church.
Today, docetism is largely considered a fringe belief within Christianity and is not widely accepted by mainstream denominations. It is important to note, however, that the belief in a purely spiritual Jesus is not unique to Christianity, and similar beliefs have been held by various religions and spiritual movements throughout history.
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