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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Issues concerning the incarnate heavenly power were focusedbythe emergenceof the socalled Logostheology appearing in the writings ofthe secondcentury ...
... asthey are that thetrue God could notbeassociated withthem in any way—andfor just this reason, God's Logoscould notbe thought tosuffer incarnation.
For Melito, Christ isaglorious,divine figure whobecomes incarnate for the sakeofthe redemption of humankindfrom the suffering and death which were its ...
... unity in history,rooted inthe fact that “God's firstborn”called andguided Israel, and indeed humanity, from thetimeof creationto that ofthe incarnation.
Itisthe incarnation itself which is themediation. The incarnation, however, is notfor Irenaeusthe only instance of God's being present for people in his ...