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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Theearliesttexttranslated comes from the latter half of the second century, when the ideas and problems which wereto dominate Christological thoughtinthisperiod were firstcrystallized. The latest isthe wellknown “Definition oftheFaith” ...
In short hewas, inthe Christian sense ofthat term,the Messiah, the Christ, theSon of God. Herewecan see what is meant by“Christology.” That term doesnot signify just any sortof inquiry orreflection which has Jesus asits object.
To understand or evaluate Jesus christologically means, on the one hand, to ask about his relationtoGod and, on theother, toseeka wayof expressinghis representative characteras a humanbeing— his status as theoneinwhom humanity's common ...
In the process, he gives us a glimpse of the christological beliefs which were current in hischurches. The Christisa heavenly figure who was “in the form ofGod”and who enterstheworldas a human being in order to bring salvation.