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Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn


This book addresses the question of whether the fifth‐century pronouncements about Christ's person were reflective of a genuine theological consensus in the early Church, or whether they were merely the result of political pressure or compromise between opposing christological ‘schools.’ The book seeks to use the concept of grace to clarify the question of christology. The study finds that for Theodore of Mopsuestia and Nestorius, grace is God's gift of co‐operation to Christians as we seek to advance from the current age to a perfect future age, and Christ is the supreme example of this co‐op ... More

Keywords: John Cassian, christology, Cyril of Alexandria, double birth (of the Logos), grace, incarnation, Nestorius, personal subject (of Christ), Presence (of God), Theodore of Mopsuestia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199256143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199256144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Donald Fairbairn, author
Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Missions at Erskine Theological Seminary, South Carolina
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