Johannine Literature and Docetism


The term “docetism” has been around in New Testament studies, but its meaning is rather vague. It is also disputed in which texts “docetism” might be attested to for the first time.

This workshop will explore the descriptions and definitions of “docetism” and study the alleged occurrences in the Johannine literature, esp. the Gospel of John and the first letter of John.


Reimund Bieringer, KU Leuven


Vienna 2014

 This workshop welcomes paper proposals which study an aspect of the gospel of John or of a Johannine letter in light of what has often been called “docetism” in the perspective of the question what “docetism” is and whether we encounter traces of it in Johannine literature.

The Annual Conference 2021
takes place 2-5 August
in Wuppertal. Read more.