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The ‘Logical Incoherence’ 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/9780198261988.003.0003
The ‘Logical Incoherence’ of Traditional Views

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This chapter examines the criticism concerning the logical incoherence of traditional Christology. It discusses the charge that any statement of the doctrine of Incarnation that is reasonably orthodox is also in some sense self-contradictory or logically incoherent. At the centre of this charge is the logicians’ and philosophers’ assertion that, by definition, God is incapable of becoming a man. This implies that Jesus Christ cannot be considered a man.

Keywords: Christology; Incarnation; logical incoherence; God; man; Jesus Christ; religious criticism

Chapter.  3750 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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