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The Incarnation: The Critical Issues

Gerald O'Collins

in The Incarnation

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248452
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600524 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199248451.003.0001
 The Incarnation: The Critical Issues

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Gerald O’Collins outlines 12 issues: the particular, historical truth of the union of divinity and humanity in the one person of Jesus Christ; his personal pre‐existence; the paradox in holding the Chalcedonian teaching of Jesus being truly divine and fully human; the objection that the incarnation entails unfairness on the part of God; the divine and human wills and minds of Christ in their sinless harmony; the virginal conception as the way the incarnation actually happened; God's reasons for the incarnation; its revelatory and redemptive impact; the relationship of the incarnation to the crucifixion and resurrection; the incarnation being possible only for the Word of God; the incarnation as a once and for all occurrence; and the credibility of the incarnation.

Keywords: Chalcedonian; crucifixion; Jesus Christ; pre‐existence; resurrection; sinless harmony; Word of God

Chapter.  11797 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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