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Christmas

Nicholas Lossky

in Lancelot Andrewes, the Preacher (1555-1626)

Published in print April 1991 | ISBN: 9780198261858
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682223 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261858.003.0004
Christmas

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This chapter focuses on the Christmas sermons of Lancelot Andrewes. Among his several sermons, seventeen were devoted to the Nativity and were preached on the 25th of December before James I and the Court between 1605 and 1624. His sermons display a sense of unity in their central theme and reveal a great diversity in the manner of treatment. His Nativity sermons display a vision of the dogma of Incarnation with all its doctrinal and spiritual implications and the chapter looks at how they discuss the central paradox of the two natures of Christ: the divine nature and the human nature.

Keywords: Christmas sermons; sermons; Nativity; 1600s; Nativity sermons; dogma of Incarnation; natures of Christ; divine nature; human nature

Chapter.  33279 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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