Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

The Meaning of Protestant Theology

by Phillip Cary, Ph.D. When Rodney Clapp, the editor to whom I pitched the idea of my new book, originally suggested the title The Meaning of Protestant Theology, I was a bit nonplussed. I knew the central concept of the … Continue reading

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Against Asymmetrical Christology: A Critical Review of Rowan Williams’s ‘Christ the Heart of Creation’

by Jordan Daniel Wood, Ph.D. I When I first met him, he had just given a talk on St. Teresa of Avila, I think. I waver because I had brought along my 18-month old daughter and, well, she wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: No God Behind the Back of Jesus

What if the Nicene assertion of Christ’s Jesus’ consubstantial unity with the Father is not true? In the previous article I focused on the story of the paralytic and Christ’s word of forgiveness and argued that if Christ is not … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: So what if Jesus ain’t homoousios with the Father

What would happen to the gospel if the Nicene confession of the consubstantiality of the Father and the Son were not true? Would there be a gospel? Consider the story of Jesus and the paralytic: And when he returned to Caper′na-um … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: The Secret of the Homoousion

We believe in one God the Father all powerful, maker of all things both seen and unseen. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten begotten from the Father, that is from the substance of the … Continue reading

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Thinking Trinity: The Radical Homoousion

When in A.D. 325 the bishops of the Council of Nicaea declared (1) that Jesus Christ is begotten “from the substance of the Father” and (2) that he is “of one substance” (homoousios) with the Father, they probably did not … Continue reading

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The Tactual, Tangible, Carnal Salvation of Christ

Reading Paul J. Griffiths’s Decreation and Christian Flesh I was repeatedly struck by the significance of the sense of touch. Human flesh desires to touch and be touched. “Flesh is haptic,” Griffiths writes, “which is to say that flesh touches and is touched, … Continue reading

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