Fortress Press, 1980 - 184 pagini
For more than thirty years, The Christological Controversy has been an essential text for courses in theology, church history, and early Christianity that seek to better understand the development of Christology from its earliest roots to the Council of Chalcedon in 451.
The volume gives modern readers an idea entry point into the issues by presenting clear, fresh translations of the most important primary sources, along with simple and informative introductions to explain the context of the writings.
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On the other hand, Marcion and the Gnostic movement raised the questionofwhether the whole idea of incarnation might not be a contradiction interms,thatperhaps “flesh” isprecisely the evil withwhichGod canhavenothing todo.
Not only did Marcion and certain Gnostic teachers repudiate the Jewish Scriptures, but they alsodenied that the true God hadbeen active orrevealedinany moment ofthe historyof Moses and theprophets. Melito,onthe otherhand, isobliged by ...
This long, meandering composition in five books is in fact a direct attackon Marcion andon otherteachers and groups which Irenaeus lumps togetheras “Gnostic.” Concerningthe date ofthiswork,we can sayonly that it appeared aftera.d. 180.
Gnostic thought to lie in the denial of true divinity to the Creator of the world. ... foror involvement inthe material, temporal world—is for Irenaeus the typical,andin that sense definitive, teaching of Marcion and the Gnostics.
The “dual” Christ which Irenaeus findsin Gnostic teaching is repudiated in favor of a Christ whoisthe unity of thedivineand the creaturely. This mediator breaks the power ofSatan—the powerwhich keeps humanity subject to sinandto ...