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  • noun adoptionism an early Greek theology that Jesus was a man gifted with divine powers 3
  • noun adoptionism the later belief (from the 8th century) that Jesus was only the adopted, not true, son of God 3
  • noun adoptionism (Christianity) A form of Christianity which maintains that Jesus is divine only in the sense that God the Father adopted him, either at Jesus' birth, or at his death, as opposed to the orthodox understanding of the nature of the Trinity. 1
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