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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Thus there were from the very beginning two things to be said about Jesus. The first wasthat God's salvation, the thing to which prophets andseers had always looked forward,had,for Jesus, already become real.He already belonged tothat ...
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?
Behind this view there laya repudiation of the Old Testament God—the God who, according to Genesis, was responsible for the present, intolerable order of things. This rejection ofthe Jewish God, however, was merelyan expressionofadeep ...
Thistroubled Tertullian because, whilehe insisted upon distinguishing Logosand Father withinthe sphere of the divine,hedid not believe that Jesus Christ,the incarnate Logos, is two separate things or items—personae.
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