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The Inner Coherence of the Traditional Position

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/9780198261988.003.0013
The Inner Coherence of the Traditional Position

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This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism of inner or logical incoherence. It suggests that the common definition or understanding of the word God contains elements that are compatible with elements in the corresponding definition of the word Man. The chapter explains that the traditional Christology avoided the contradiction by distinguishing the qualities belonging to Jesus Christ’s divine nature from those which belonged to His human.

Keywords: Christology; logical incoherence; God; Jesus Christ; divine qualities; human qualities; religious criticism

Chapter.  4472 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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