The ‘Insoluble Problems’ Arising from 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:
The ‘Insoluble Problems’ Arising from Traditional Views

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This chapter examines the so-called insoluble problems arising from traditional Christological views. Some traditional beliefs that contain no obvious self-contradiction sometimes result in problems that cannot be solved. Examples of these are the ideas of the Incarnation and the Son of God becoming a man. These issues raise problems in three specific areas that cannot be solved. These are Jesus Christ’s own self-consciousness, his relationship to God, and his relationship to humankind.

Keywords: Christology; Incarnation; God; Jesus Christ; self-consciousness; religious criticism

Chapter.  4679 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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