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Christ as MediatorA Study of the Theologies of Eusebius of Caesarea, Marcellus of Ancyra, and Athanasius of Alexandria$
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Jon M. Robertson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199212606

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.001.0001

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Mediation in Eusebius of Caesarea

Mediation in Eusebius of Caesarea

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(p.37) 2 Mediation in Eusebius of Caesarea
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Christ as Mediator
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Jon M. Robertson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212606.003.0003

This chapter analyses Eusebius of Caesarea's understanding of the radical transcendence of God the Father, which influenced his view of the Word as an intervening mediator between the Father and the created world. It argues that his concept of mediation is necessarily a ‘deictic’ one, i.e., one in which the mediator — while similar to that which it images — is not to be identified with it in any fundamental way. This is particularly evident in his presentation of ‘image’ theology. He favoured the illustration of image for the Father/Son relationship because he felt it pictured their similarity and non-identity, as well as described the eternal soteriological function of the Son in mediating knowledge of the Father. His comprehension of the Incarnation was that it reflected, at a new but not qualitatively different level, the ongoing mediating function of the Word.

Keywords:   God the Father, the Word, mediator, deictic, image theology, Son, divine mediation, the Incarnation, Arian controversy, Council of Nicaea

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