the doctrine that Christ's body was not human in a physical ense but "only appeared to be a physical being"
Gospel of John
argues that Jesus was flesh. "And the logos became flesh and dwelt among us"
his sufferings were only apparent
brought up in gospel of
Thomas and Peter; made people angry because it made them think Jesus wasn't real
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Theology arguing that Jesus only appeared to be human, but was not (means he can't suffer & die). He was ONLY DIVINE!
o Becomes an impulse behind some divisions between "flesh" and "spirit" in some Christian circles (especially Gnosticism)
-Begins in late 2nd generation but takes shape in the 3rd generation, Gospel of Thomas is a 3rd generation text. Gospel of Peter mid 2nd century