Definition of passible in English:

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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
More example sentences
  • 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?



Pronunciation: /pasɪˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • 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.


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

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