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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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.
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.
For one thing, itraises thequestion, Whatexactly do Christians mean by theterm mediatoras that is applied to Jesus? Is the mediator simplytheLogos himself,a natural halfway house betweenGodand humanity?
Melito asksnoquestions about howthiscan beso.He merely asserts that “hewho made the heaven andthe earth,” that is, the divine Word who is also calledGod's Son, “was enfleshed in the virgin” (Hom. 104),andheuses language calculated to ...
This is the theme that is most prominent in the christological passageswhich havebeen translatedherefrom Against Heresies. The “dual” Christ which Irenaeus findsin Gnostic teaching is repudiated in favor of a Christ whoisthe unity of ...