Jason E. Vickers

in The Oxford Handbook of Methodist Studies

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696116
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology


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In classical and contemporary systematic theology, it is customary to subdivide Christology into four areas: the person of Christ, the work of Christ, the offices of Christ, and the states of Christ. While each of these areas is important in its own right, some areas clearly take precedence over others. Most notably, the person of Christ merits special consideration above and beyond the other areas of Christology. This article addresses the following questions: What have Methodists said about the person of Christ across the years? What have Methodists taught concerning the fullness of his humanity, the fullness of his divinity, and the unity of his person? What role, if any, have the Nicene Creed and Chalcedonian Definition played in the history of Methodist Christology? How have Methodist theologians viewed the Christological dogmas embedded in the ecumenical creeds and endorsed repeatedly by the great ecumenical councils?

Keywords: Methodists; Methodism; person of Christ; theology

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Subjects: Religion ; Christianity ; Philosophy of Religion

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