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Monophysitism Past and Present

A Study in Christology

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Author: A. A. Luce
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 31,665 / 103 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.9
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 540
Added to site: 2009.12.01
mnybks.net#: 25917
Genre: Religion
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Christological thought. They admit Christ to be the meeting-point of God and man, but they nullify the admission by introducing dualism into the person of Christ. They set out to find the solution of the cosmic problem in Christ; they endeavour to express the relation between God and the world in terms of His personality. They bring the two concepts together, but they do not weld them. Faith and courage fail them at the critical moment. They substitute an association for a union. They leave God and man co-existing in Christ, but not united there.

Nestorianism is a halfway house on the road from Arianism to Christianity. It is a weak compromise. The deity in Christ is admitted, but its unity with humanity denied. The divine remains external to the human nature. According to the doctrine ascribed to Nestorius two persons, the son of God and the son of Mary, at the Baptism were mysteriously associated. The union consists partly in identity of name, partly in the gradual deepening of the association. As J

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