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The ‘Impossibility’ of Fitting Traditional Views into a True Vision of God and His World

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/9780198261988.003.0005
The ‘Impossibility’ of Fitting Traditional Views into a True Vision of God and His World

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This chapter examines the criticism concerning the impossibility of fitting traditional Christological views into a true vision of God and His world. It explains that there are reasons, based on the traditional vision of God and His world, that make an Incarnation very improbable. The chapter also discusses the arguments that traditional patterns of Christological thought remove the Incarnation from the understanding of the ordinary Christian, overshadow the humanity of the Lord, and distort the actual religion of the Church by making it depend on mere authority.

Keywords: Christology; God; Incarnation; humanity; religion; Church; religious criticism

Chapter.  7481 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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