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Among the anti-adoptionists in the senate was a rural clergyman who, prompted by his conscience, or, as one account runs, by exhortation and the offer of a conveyance by an influential member of the adoption party, was, when Sunday came, absent upon his sacred work.
History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6) Elisha Benjamin Andrews 1880
His thesis is that proto-orthodox scribes of the second and third centuries occasionally altered their sacred texts for polemical reasons-for example, to oppose adoptionists like the Ebionites, who claimed that Christ was a man but not God, or docetists like Marcion, who claimed that he was God but not a man, or Gnostics like the
World religions, List of religions, Christian religion, history religion, mayan religion 2010
The dominant biblical scholars in this period were people like Dennis Nineham, John Knox (not the Reformation figure, but a Presbyterian NT scholar), W. H. Lampe (advocate of "Spirit-Christology"), and, of course, J.A.T. Robinson, all of whom were adoptionists of various sorts.
Anglican Mainstream 2009
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