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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1:23)of the Sonof God—the heavenly beingwho isthe expression of God's veryself and therefore of his will forhiscreatures. What Jesus was revealed tobe by his resurrection is what Jesus always had been: “lifegiving spirit”(1 Cor. 15:45).
The Christisa heavenly figure who was “in the form ofGod”and who enterstheworldas a human being in order to bring salvation. Intheletter to the Colossians, theidentity of this heavenly figure isclarified.
The first ofthese concernedthe nature and identity of the heavenly “power” which was saidto have become incarnate as, orin,Jesus. Thesecond wascreated by denialsofthe reality of Jesus' “flesh,” that is, his ordinary human nature.
... historyof Israel andthe Christian dispensation, forexample, andin Christology, where it resultsinabeliefin twoChrists, a heavenly Christ and an earthlyChrist, the former ofwhom only seems tohave a physical ormaterial embodiment.
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