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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In fact, however, this wayof understanding Jesus was generallysupplanted as Christianity spreadamong Greek speakingpeoples inthe Mediterranean world. The movement of thought which occurred can perhaps best bestudiedin Paul's letters, ...
One consequence ofthis radical dualism wasaparticular understanding ofthe meaningof redemption. Certain Gnosticthinkers who claimed to teachthetrue meaningof the apostles' message insisted that redemption meantthe extrication of the ...
It is also important for an understanding of early Christian exegesis of Scripture and ofthe relationsbetween early Christianity andJudaism. For our purposes, however, its interestlies initsportrayal of Christ.
In the firstplace,it isseen in hiswayof understanding who andwhatthe Word orSonof God is.Irenaeus is a consciousheir ofthe teachings of Justin Martyr. Heis not, however, at ease with the idea of a mediatorial Logos—not only becausesucha ...
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