The heresies against which Ignatius contends imply the rise of the later Gnostic and docetic sects.
This gospel was originally still more docetic than it now is, according to Lipsius.
Hilary especially illustrates the prevalence of naive docetic views as regards the details of the Incarnation.
docetic elements are apparent even in the fragment of the Gospel of Peter recently discovered.
That room was made for docetic views, and value put upon a strict asceticism.
We have articulate evidence of the denial of the two sacraments by the docetic idealists of Asia Minor.
1846, heresy of the Docetae, who held that the body of Jesus was a phantom, from Greek Doketai, name of the sect, literally "believers," from dokein "to seem, have the appearance of, think," related to doxa (see decent).