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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In short hewas, inthe Christian sense ofthat term,the Messiah, the Christ, theSon of God. Herewecan see what is meant by“Christology.
In fact, however, this wayof understanding Jesus was generallysupplanted as Christianity spreadamong Greek speakingpeoples inthe Mediterranean world.
In the second place,and naturally enough, all thatJesus was and did from thevery beginningofhisearthly ministry isunderstood asthe expressionof God'swill ...
He is the Spirit and Angel par excellence—the one who was God's counselor and helper in creation,like God's Wisdomand Word inthe Old Testament.
He discerns a fundamental unity in history,rooted inthe fact that “God's firstborn”called andguided Israel, and indeed humanity, from thetimeof creationto ...