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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Christianity appeared on the stage of history as a movement with amessageof salvation. Its preachers announcedthat God was bringing “the restoration ...
The first wasthat God's salvation, the thing to which prophets andseers had always looked forward,had,for Jesus, already become real.
The Christisa heavenly figure who was “in the form ofGod”and who enterstheworldas a human being in order to bring salvation. Intheletter to the Colossians, ...
... forthetruly universal significanceofhis life, death, and resurrection, or thetruly ultimate and definitive character of the salvation which he brought.
Thethought of Clement, Ignatius, andHermas moves along the same basic lines asthat of the New Testament writers. It accounts forJesus andthe salvation ...