[Ebook] The Christological Controversy By Richard A. Norris Jr. – Airdomains.co.uk

The Christological Controversy This Book Is A Collection Of Texts Designed To Illustrate The Development Of Christian Thought About The Person Of Christ In The Era Of The Church Fathers The Earliest Text Translated Comes From The Latter Half Of The Second Century, When The Ideas And Problems Which Were To Dominate Christological Thought In This Period Were First Crystallized The Latest Is The Well Known Definition Of The Faith Of The Council Of Chalcedon A.D 451 , Which Has Generally Been Accepted As Defining The Limits Of Christological Orthodoxy.

10 thoughts on “The Christological Controversy

  1. says:

    A helpful collection of primary source readings around early christology, in particular the earliest christological work and the thinkers around Nicaea and Chalcedon This is a little out of date There are definitely better volumes available now wi...

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    It is always surprising to see how much a scholar can put together in less than 200 pages Richard A Norris, Jr., has canvased the landscape of the early stages of Christological formation and brought this important, accessible, and resourceful together The Christological Controversy Landmark Church Father figures, such as Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius, and Cyril, are listed with checkered figures, such as Apollinaris, Theodore, and Nestorius Origen can be argued to be listed he It is always surprising to se...

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    An interesting readMost Christian now a days take for granted fundamental theological issues that the Church faced I m an Atheist, and found this a very interesting I still don t agree with the premise, but the following conclusion is mindbogglingly An interesting readMost Christian now a days take for granted fundamental t...

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    I m always thankful to read primary texts I m glad Norris included early texts, like Melito of Sardis Homily on the Passover and selections from Irenaeus Against Heresies Though they both bear bare the flaws of their historical moments as I do of mine , these are fun reading at points.The later writers, post Tertullian with the exception of Leo s Tome are dry The living fire of the first centuries is lost for the arid negotiations with the dominant philosophical categories Reading the s I m always thankful to read primary texts I m glad Norris included early texts, like Melito of Sardis Homily on the Passover and selections from Irenaeus Against Heresies Though they both bear bare the flaws of their historical moments as I do of mine , these are fun reading at points.The later writers, post Tertullian with the exception of Leo s Tome are dry The living fire of the first centuries is lost for the arid negotiations with the dominant philosophical categories Reading the second half of this text was work.Which goes to show, I guess, that most ecclesial and theological work is just that work A...

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    This book has a lot of key texts concerning the early Christological controversies of the 2nd 5th centuries Anyone interested in the doctrine of the person of Christ must read this book However, it is not for the faint of heart Some of the writings like Origin , though not all, are pretty advanced and confusing The content is incredibly helpful, I just can t recommend this to younger believers who don t have...

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    Ehhh mixed bag feels too Western in overall tone, but still good as a brief, super small, snap shot of the issues not a great intro nut not a bad one, if it is used strictly as a primer One of the weaker volumes in this set from Augsburg Fortress.

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    In addition to the author s review of the Christological controversies and apologists arguments over the first few centuries, he presents actual translated texts of those same apologists Very good for the student of theological history to read.

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    I found this to be a great reference in writing essays about both Arianism and Nestorianism The Introduction is clear and informative as well I highly recommend this to anyone studying the history of Christianity.

  9. says:

    Solid seminary reading on how the question of Christ s nature was resolved in the early church.

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