In this article, the author provides a simplified understanding of christology on the subject of the divinity and humanity of Christ as expressed by the Council of Chalcedon in 451. In the process the author gives background developments that led to Chalcedon, especially the Alexandrian and Antiochene views of christology.
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|Basil the Great||–||1|
|Clement of Alexandria||–||1|
|Constantine the Great||–||6|
|Council of Nicea||–||6|
|Cyril of Alexandria||–||1|
|Early Church (general)||–||62|
|Gregory of Nazianzus||–||1|
|Ignatius of Antioch||–||4|
|Irenaeus of Lyons||–||5|
|John of Damascus||–||1|
|Melito of Sardis||–||1|
|Patrick of Ireland||–||6|
What did the early church believe about the second coming or return of Christ? This paper explores the views of the ante-Nicene fathers on this topic and touches upon the conditions of his return, the result of his return, personal preparation for his return, relationship to the first resurrection, tribulation, etc.
What was the teaching of Nestorius or what came to be known as Nestorianism? Nestorius separated the human and divine in Jesus Christ so as to make of him two separate persons. This essay re-evaluates this position in the light of 20th century research and within the Christological controversies of that time.
This article discusses and evaluates the heresy of Apollinarianism.
The purpose of 1 Clement is to restore order and harmony in the church of Corinth. In addressing the conflict, Clement quotes from 1 Corinthians. This essay reflects on the relevance of the quotation from 1 Corinthians for Clement’s purpose and devotes attention to Clement’s own exhortations to the Corinthians.
What was the social position of women in antiquity? Were they less educated than men and did they enjoy less opportunity for public speech than men? Keener first notes the relevance of these questions for one line of egalitarian interpretation of Paul. He then examines some exceptions to this general rule, the presence of some women in advanced education, women in Jewish education, and women speaking in public.