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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... nature” (Heb.1:23). In the lastresort, the New Testament cannot make sense ofJesus exceptby seeing his human life as the historical concretion ofthe very power through which God originally expressed himself in the creation.
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.
It is the Logos who forms the universe, who “appears” to Abraham and Moses, and who confers knowledgeofGod on all humanityby giving people ashare in God'srational nature.Itbecomes understandable, therefore, thatit is the Logos who, ...
The basic issuefor Tertullian, therefore, wasthe questionwhether the salvation which theterm “resurrection” symbolizes included the physical aswellas the nonphysical parts of human nature. In dealingwith thisproblem, he doesnot simply ...
These “Monarchians” accepted a doctrine of incarnation, but since they heldto the unitary nature of God, they had to insist that it was God himself whowasincarnate in Christ—an idea which shockedTertullian, whoaccused his foes ofmaking ...