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'''Aphtharto[[docetism]]''' (Greek ἄφθαρτος ''aphthartos'', "incorruptible" + δόκησις ''dokesis'' "[mere] appearance") is a [[heresy]] of the Sixth century formulated by the [[non-Chalcedonian]] bishop [[Julian of Halicarnassus]], (present day Bodrum in Turkey). It a form of [[Monophysitism]] that argues [[Christ]]'s body was always impassible, a doctrine which Julian believed was necessary for Christ's suffering and death to have been voluntary. Julian's aphthartodocetist Christology forced him to reject [[St. Cyril]]'s teaching that Christ's body changed after the Resurrection.<ref>Zachariah of Mitylene, Syriac Chronicle Book 9 Chapter 10, trans. F. J. Hamilton and E. W. Brooks (Essex: Methuen & Company, 1899), 260,, accessed July 21st 2015 </ref>
==Severus of Antioch's condemnation of Aphthartodocetism==