Hilary especially illustrates the prevalence of naive Docetic views as regards the details of the Incarnation.
This view harmonized with the docetic view which lurked in East and West, that the manhood of Jesus was but a likeness or semblance under which the God was concealed.
Docetism springs from the same roots as Gnosticism, and the Gnostics generally held Docetic views (see Gnosticism).
They rejected the pneumatic Christianity of the orthodox churches and did not accept the docetic teaching of some of the other sects.
This gospel was originally still more Docetic than it now is, according to Lipsius.
They are attributed to Leucius, a Docetic writer, by Augustine (c. Felic. Manich.