Category Archives: Theology-Christology

Biblical Bases of Christological Orthodoxy

[To be expanded later, as time allows] The Gospel of John’s prologue seems easily to cohere with Christological concepts hammered out much later in the Ecumenical Councils. Consider that in the prologue the Word both is God and is with … Continue reading

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The Unfolding Riches of Christology

The history of Christology has indeed been constantly marked and marred by one-sided developments and errors. Yet, the normative apostolic witness, “the unfathomable riches of Christ” (Eph 3:8) as reflected in the writings of the New Testament can be unfolded … Continue reading

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Missing the Obvious

Benedict XVI:”(Jesus of Nazareth, pg. 324.)”: points out a fact that ought to be obvious to skepticism-driven scholars searching for the historical Jesus amidst what they presume are merely later ecclesiastical encrustations: No one in first century Israel would have … Continue reading

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Christological Terms

[This will be old hat to some, no doubt, but since I’m trying to work through Christological issues for a class at UD, I thought I’d put up some notes on terminology. My apologies for the lack of accenting on … Continue reading

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“Who Is This Man?”

…Without the perspective of the resurrection all one can say is that the words and works of the earthly Jesus do not fit any preconceived human category; he appears greater than a rabbi, a charismatic miracle worker, or a prophet; … Continue reading

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The Wolf Shall Lie Down With the Lamb

Pope Benedict XVI highlights a parallel between Jesus and Adam that I had not seen before. In his temptations in the wilderness, Jesus “was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him” (Mark 1:13). Benedict writes of this: … Continue reading

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Historiographical Methods and Biblical Christology (III): A Theological History of Jesus

[Continued from Part II] Father Roch continues his historiographical reflections by building on his general principles the conclusion that the “we have found a rationale in the very nature of historiography for going beyond mere history and attempting to inquire … Continue reading

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Historiographical Methods and Biblical Christology (II): General Principles

[Continued from Part I] Father Kereszty (hereafter “Father Roch,” since that what most students in the Christology class call him), outlines his general historiographical method for analyzing the historical Jesus as follows.:”(Source: Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology.:”(New York: Society of … Continue reading

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Historiographical Methods and Biblical Christology (I)

A second reading assigned in my Christology class is Roch A. Kereszty’s Jesus Christ: Fundamentals of Christology.:”(New York: Society of St. Paul, 2002.)”: This is turning out to be quite a thought-provoking book, not least of which because Father Kereszty … Continue reading

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“A Prophet Like Me”

[Continuing my notes and observations from Pope Benedict XVI's recent book Jesus of Nazareth.] Benedict points out an Old Testament Christological argument that I had not seen before. In Deut. 18:15 Moses promises, “The Lord your God will raise up … Continue reading

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