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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER III THE PERSON OF CHRIST Argument I. Difficulty of the problemControversy inevitableIn- justice of divorcing the controversy from history Earlier stages of the problemGrowth of controversy Failure to understand St. PaulTwo tendencies at workProblem of the TrinityInadequacy of languageThe dynamic of a living faithThe penalties of the controversy .... pp. 62-72 II. Gnostic solutionsDoctrine of the LogosMonarch- ianism Sabellius Modalism The school of Antioch pp. 72-79 III. Arianism and its meaningDanger ofThe appeal to experienceThe strength of ArianismEast and WestThe Barbarians pp. 79-83 IV. The humanity of ChristApollinarisThe Athanasian Creed Nestorius Monophysitism The Mono- thelite controversyThe exhaustion of the Eastern Church . pp. 83-89 No problem of the early Christians was more difficult than the reconciliation of their doctrine of the Trinity with Monotheism in such a way that they could justify their faith, and live by it. The ascription of deity to Jesus was not difficult, at any rate for the Gentile who had been brought up in an atmosphere in which there is no consciousness of the sharp gulf between man and God which Christianity has taught us to realise. But as the Jewish converts, among whom Christianity arose, would be the first to point out, such ascription of deity must not be purchased at the expense of their monotheistic faith. Another problem, the solution of which was equally difficult, and equally necessary, was the giving an accurate definition of the Person of Jesus. This second problem was really historically first, if we view the matter in the order of thought, and gave rise to the other. The Early Church started with the unity of God, at the same time clinging tenaciously to the deity ...
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