Jesus, Divine and Human:
The Development of Christological Doctrine
Sources: Frances Young, The Making of the Creeds (Trinity);
Thomas F. Torrance, The Trinitarian Faith (T&T Clark); C. FitzSimons
Allison, The Cruelty of Heresy (Morehouse); William Placher, A History
of Christian Theology (Westminster).
Basics 1. Humanity without compromise
(Rom. 5:12-21, 1 Cor. 15, Heb. 2:14-18, 4:15-16)
2. Divinity without compromise (John 20:28, 1 Cor. 8:6, 1 Cor. 16:22, Phil.
3. Unity (or personhood) without compromise
Heresies = compromises
II. How Incarnation
Works Basic affirmations: Nicea, 325 and Constantinople, 381
How are they one? Two schools of
thought on "hypostatic union":
1. Alexandria: "Word-flesh" Christology (cf. John 1; Mary as theotokos)