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The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development

Kevin Madigan

Abstract

Theologians have always struggled to understand how humanity and divinity coexisted in the person of Christ. Proponents of the Arian heresy, which held that Jesus could not have been fully divine, found significant scriptural evidence of their position. The defenders of orthodoxy, such as Hilary of Poitiers, Ambrose of Milan, Jerome, and Augustine, believed that these biblical passages could be reconciled with Christ's divinity. Medieval theologians such as Peter Lombard, Thomas Aquinas, and Bonaventure, also grappled with these texts when confronting the rising threat of Arian heresy. They to ... More

Keywords: theologians, orthodoxy, divinity, Medieval theologians, Arian heresy, Christian tradition, divine and human, ancient thought, medieval thought, heterodoxy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195322743
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322743.001.0001

Authors

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Kevin Madigan, author
Harvard Divinity School
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