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Traditional terminology in the history of dogma and theology distinguishes between “Dynamic” and a “Modalist” Monarchianism. It thereby subsumes under a common generic term (although see A. v. Harnack) the groups that energetically combatted the Logos theology (Logos) and the doctrine of a plurality of divine hypostases (Hypostasis; in e.g. Origen). In recent years, however, these currents have been separated and described as “Adoptionism” and “Monarchianism,” because, for one thing, the Adoptionists argued against the Monarchians. The term “…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Dynamism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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