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Christ in the Early Christian Hymns

ISBN: 0809138093
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From the first days of the church, Christians confessed their faith in Jesus Christ in both theological discussion and in popular hymns of devotion. After the major church councils from Nicaea to Chalcedon brought clarification and definition to Christological doctrines, the hymns began to express clearly this belief in Jesus as truly God and truly human. Were the new Christological doctrines deductively developed and imposed by the councils? Or did they arise from the beginning out of the faith of the Christian community as known by its prayers and worship? Father Daniel Liderbach shows that pre-Nicaen hymns inductively held in tension both the full humanity of Jesus and his more-than-human status. Then during the councils from Nicaea to Chalcedon, deductive doctrine held sway in the new hymn compositions. But the final definition by Chalcedon encouraged new hymns in which humanity and divinity are once again held in experiential tension according to the “rule of faith” of the earliest period.


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