Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ

Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ

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Overview


Interacting with theologians throughout the ages, Riches narrates the development of the church’s doctrine of Christ as an increasingly profound realization that the depth of the difference between the human being and God is realized, in fact, only in the perfect union of divinity and humanity in the one Christ. He sets the apostolic proclamation in its historical, theological, philosophical, and mystical context, showing that, as the starting point of “orthodoxy,” it forecloses every theological attempt to divide or reduce the “one Lord Jesus Christ.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802872319
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 05/14/2016
Series: Interventions Series
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Aaron Riches is a joint faculty member of the Instituto de Filosofía Edith Stein and the Instituto de Teología Lumen Gentium in Granada, Spain, where he teaches theology at the Seminario Mayor San Cecilio. This is his first book.

Table of Contents

Foreword Rowan Williams xv

Preface xvi

Abbreviations xx

Author's Note about Sources xxi

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Unity of Christ

1 Against Separation

A The Nestorian Crisis 21

B Nestorian Doctrine 27

C Cyrillian Orthodoxy 34

2 The Humanity of Christ

A Communicatio Idiomatum 42

B Pelagianism and Nestorianism 45

C Christology and Eucharist 51

3 Chalcedonian Orthodoxy

A Towards the Council 55

B Unity and Difference, Cross and Tradition 63

C Modern Chalcedonianism 70

D The "Schools" of Antioch and Alexandria 74

E The Defenders of Cyrillian Orthodoxy 79

Part 2 The Synergy of Christ

4 Mingling and Inversion

A Christology of "Mingling" 91

B The Dionysian Contribution 101

5 Theopaschism

A The Doctrine of "Enhypostatos" 107

B Unus exTrinitate crucifixus est 118

C The Three Chapters 121

6 Dyothelite Unity

A From "Monenergism" to "Dyothelitism" 128

B The Dyothelite Christology ofMaximus 134

C Christological Synergism 142

D The Most Determined Conqueror ofNestorianism 146

E Pneumatological Correspondence 149

Part 3 The Existence of Christ

7 The Divine Esse

A Thomas and Constantinople II 155

B Christ's Single Divine Esse 162

C Christ's Secundarium Esse 168

8 Theandric Action

A Thomas and Constantinople III 177

B Dyoenergism and Instrumentum Divinitatis 181

C Apostolic "Sending" 186

9 Union and Abandon

A Vie Sufferings of Christ 192

B Simul Viator et Comprehensor 197

C The Body of Christ in the Tomb 204

10 Son of Mary

A Christology and Haecceitas 209

5 Secundarium Esse Relecture 222

C Mary and the Hypostatic Union 226

Coda The Communion of Jesus and Mary

11 The Weight of the Cross

A The Plenitude of the Cross 235

B A Correlate on Co-redemption 240

Conclusion 247

Bibliography 250

Index of Names and Subjects 273

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