Clothes make the God

“Clothes gave us individuality, social polity; clothes have made men of us, they are threatening to make clothes-screens of us.” All our earthly interests are “hooked and buttoned together and held up by clothes . . . . Society is founded upon cloth.” This is one of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Docetic culture

Francis sees an analogy between docetic Christology and some of the cultural trends of our technologicla era: “For just as some people want a purely spiritual Christ, without flesh and without the cross, they also want their interpersonal relationships provided by sophisticated equipment, by . . . . Continue Reading »

Sinful Flesh

Thomas Weinandy’s In the Likeness of Sinful Flesh: An Essay on the Humanity of Christ is a lucid, concise, yet comprehensive study of an issue that has become controversial. He states his thesis clearly at the outset: “While Christian theologians have stressed that the Son of God became like us . . . . Continue Reading »

Incarnation as Indwelling

A former student, Stephen Long, offers some thoughts concerning my post about Cyril of Alexandria . The remained of this post comes from Stephen. The Nestorian controversy is the high water mark of “temple”/”indwelling” language as a Christological metaphor. As a result of . . . . Continue Reading »

Cyrillian Eucharist

Cyril of Alexandria lays out a coherent Christological-Eucharistic position in his Third Letter to Nestorius : “We proclaim the fleshly death of God’s Only-Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, we confess His return to life from the dead and His ascension into heaven when we perform in church the . . . . Continue Reading »

Maximal perichoresis

Perichoresis was originally a Christological notion, describing the mutual penetration-without-mixture of the divine and human natures in Christ. It of course became primarily a concept in Trinitarian theology, but, according to Verna Harrison, in Maximus it was understood as an anthropological and . . . . Continue Reading »