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 ... The latest isthe wellknown “Definition oftheFaith” ofthe Council of Chalcedon (A.D. 451), which has generally been ...
Rather, it grew out of the conviction that thecontent ofhismessage hadbeenboth validatedand actualized through his ... But God had raisedhimup, and thismeant thatin himandfor himthepromised transformation of theworld, “thelife ofthe age ...
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.
power through which God originally expressed himself in the creation of the world. Only in this way, it seemed, could one account ... What is trueof the writings ofthe New Testament istrue also ofother early Christianliterature.
member of the divine order. ... up for Ignatius in the statement thatJesusChrist “wasin the presence of the Father before theagesand appeared at the end”(Magn. ... It accounts forJesus andthe salvation whichhe bringsbyspeaking ofthe ...