This article discusses the Council of Chalcedon whose purpose was to rectify the tension created by the Council of Ephesus on the nature of Christ. The article discusses the Council's setting, purpose, and major characters, as well as the nature and results of the conflict.
Why was it important that Jesus be God and man? The doctrine of the hypostatic union seeks to explain the joining together of the two natures of Christ. This article looks at the history of this teaching in the Council of Chalcedon. It deals with the importance of this doctrine and its relevance for understanding Christ's work for the believer.
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.
Looking at the Council of Chalcedon, this article shows how this council was able to clarify the Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, and the Eutychianism in the controversy on the human and divine nature of Christ. Though these heresies dated before Chalcedon, the author shows that heresy is necessary as it helps to advance orthodoxy.