Definition of passible in English:


Line breaks: pass|ible
Pronunciation: /ˈpasɪb(ə)l


Christian Theology
Capable of feeling or suffering; susceptible to sensation or emotion: only the humanity of Jesus is regarded as passible
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  • Those advocating a passible God, Weinandy claims, have ‘locked suffering within God's divine nature, [and] in so doing, locked God out of human suffering.’
  • Do you allot the suffering to him alone, fending it off from God the Word to avoid God's being declared passible?


late Middle English: from Old French, from late Latin passibilis, from Latin pass- 'suffered', from the verb pati.



Pronunciation: /-ˈbɪlɪti/
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  • Adams is not, however, inclined to rest her case for this point on divine passibility per se.
  • The Stoics ruled out divine passibility because they regarded imperturbability as a virtue, and God must be the supreme example of it.

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