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In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay

Timothy Pawl


Is there a good philosophical argument for the conclusion that the Christology taught in the first seven Ecumenical Councils—the traditional doctrine of the incarnation of the Christian Church—is false, or inconsistent, or incoherent? Is it impossible for one person to be both immutable and mutable, or impassible and passible, as the conciliar documents claim of Jesus Christ? Is it impossible for one person to be both God and man? Is it impossible for one person to have two natures, or two wills, or two minds? This book, a work of Analytic Theology, considers arguments from both philosophers a ... More

Keywords: Conciliar Christology, Ecumenical Council, defense, analytic methodology, philosophical objection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198765929
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765929.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy Pawl, author
Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul