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Corporeality and Christ

Adam G. Cooper

in The Body in St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780199275700
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602399 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/019927570X.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

 						Corporeality and Christ

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Orthodox christology upholds divine impassibility while paradoxically affirming that in the events of the incarnation ‘one of the trinity suffered for us.’ Maximus integrates Chalcedonian christology with the more ‘pastoral’ and dynamic christology of Cyril of Alexandria, defending on both rational and salvific grounds the integrity of Christ’s humanity against reductionistic alternatives.

Keywords: christology; passibility; monophysitism; monothelitism; Chalcedon; incarnation; theopaschism

Chapter.  20450 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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