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The ‘Obsolescence’ of Traditional Views

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198261988
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0002
The ‘Obsolescence’ of Traditional Views

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This chapter examines the criticism on the obsolescence of traditional Christology. It focuses on the contention that traditional ideas about Christ can be seen to be obsolete even before they are revised. The chapter also highlights the criticism about the two-nature doctrine concerning the humanity and divinity of Jesus Christ, and the claims that this doctrine, which uses the terms and ideas and bears the imprint of Hellenistic language and mentality, is no longer understood today.

Keywords: Christology; Jesus Christ; two-nature doctrine; humanity; divinity; Hellenistic language; Hellenistic mentality; religious criticism

Chapter.  4033 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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