History of the Development of the Doctrine of the Person of Christ

History of the Development of the Doctrine of the Person of Christ

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...in it. On that view, the childhood of Jesus must be regarded as presenting the deepest proof of divine love; for the conscious life of the man Christ offered a more adequate form to tho Logos. Consistency would then require the pious mind to occupy itself predominantly with the childhood of Jesus, and to put the ethical age of manhood into the background: which would be merely the evangelical form of that fundamental tendency which we have so frequently seen characterizing Roman Catholic Christology in recent times, and which threatened to deprive us again of the serious, substantial blessing, of the manifestation of Christ But a true intermixture of reverence and childlike confidence requires for its support and ground, the doctrine, that there cannot be a self-communication without, at the same time, a self-assertion of the divine; that is, that divine love must not be thought apart from divine righteousness. Holy justice is in God the principle of selfmaintenance.' On the knowledge and recognition of the divine righteousness depends not only the conscious vanquishment of the theopaschitic stage of Christology, but also the progress in the understanding of the oflice of Christ, particularly of His atoning work and sufierings. Now, however, as in the age of the old Gnosis, this knowledge is to a large extent darkened." Not till these two factors, which represent, as it were, the opposite poles of the ethical essence of God, to wit, righteousness and love, have been properly interwoven and blended, can Pantheism and Deism, the heathenish and Jewish principle in the doctrine of God, be completely overcome, and a clear theological basis be gained for a doctrine of justification and of the atonement. It is difficult, nay, ...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807502
  • 9781236807502