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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Rather, it grew out of the conviction that thecontent ofhismessage hadbeenboth validatedand actualized through his resurrection from the dead. The powers which rulethe present worldorder had repudiated Jesus and slain him.
Itmay well be the case that the earliest Christology simplyproclaimed Jesus as the human being who had been marked outby the resurrection asthe coming Messiah, thatis,as the one through whom Godwould finallyset thingsright.
His resurrection marks him as the one in whom, even now, the powers of the new creationareoperative. He is thus aheavenly figure, the embodiment of God's eternal purposes for humanity and the universal agent of those purposes.
Only in this way, it seemed, could one account forthetruly universal significanceofhis life, death, and resurrection, or thetruly ultimate and definitive character of the salvation which he brought. What is trueof the writings ofthe New ...
It is the latter whomTertullian has in mindinhis treatise On theFlesh of Christ, whichhada companion piece in anotheressay, Onthe Resurrection ofthe Flesh.His protagonists were those whodenied that redemption or salvation involves the ...