Appeared in Vol. 1 No. 2
Christology is at the very heart of the faith. Ultimately we know the Father through the Son, and so understanding the Son is crucial. Therefore when certain questionable Christological tendencies appear in the work of a theologian as in uential as Paul Tillich, a critique of those tendencies is nec-essary. This is precisely what is provided here by Fr. Gerald Orhanek, who goes on to suggest a positive approach to genuine development in our understanding of the God-Man, Jesus Christ.
In the year 451, representatives of a theologically troubled church gathered in the city of Chalcedon to ponder the question, “Who is Jesus of Nazareth?” after heated and vigorous discussion the church expressed its faith in the following formula: Following the holy fathers, we all with one accord teach the profession of faith in the one identical son, our lord Jesus christ. We declare that he is perfect both in his divinity and in his humanity, truly God and truly man composed of body and rational soul.
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