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Divine emotions: summary of options Remaining issues: 1. What precisely is theoprepes, “worthy of God”? 2. How is God related to time? 3. Do emotions require embodiment? All emotionsNo emotions Select, carefully qualified God-befitting emotions
The Logic of Conciliar Christology 1. The range of Christologies. 2. What makes a council ecumenical? 3. The Logic of conciliar Christology. 4. Deconstructing Dr. Gavrilyuk’s metanarrative (your input needed).
What makes a council ecumenical? “[N]o synod should be cited in the Catholic Church save only that which was held at Nicaea, which was a monument of victory over all heresy.” --Athanasius, Ad Epictetum, 1. Really? And why is that?
What factors make a council ecumenical? 1. Reductionist view: Historical luck & Power- hungry bishops. 2. Non-reductionist view: 1. Broad representation. 2. Importance of issues. 3. Later approval by the mind of the Church.
Central Issue: Who do you say that I am? What is Jesus’ relationship to God the Father? What is Jesus’ relationship to God the Father? What is Jesus’ relationship to human beings? What is Jesus’ relationship to human beings?
“The history of dogma is a commentary on one word: ‘Godman’.” --Vasiliy Bolotov (1853-1900) What about the Trinity? And me?
Crisis and Response model 1. Crisis. 2. Preliminary discussion. 3. Council. 4. Aftermath.
Council of Nicaea 1. Crisis: Arius goes public ca. 318. 2. Preliminary discussion: exchange of letters between Arius and Alexander of Alexandria. 3. Council: Summoned by Constantine I, produces a creed. 4. Aftermath: the controversy rages for the next 50+ years.
The logic of Christology 1: FULL DIVINITY 2: FULL HUMANITY 3: UNITY OF DIVINITY AND HUMANITY 4: DISTINCTION OF DIVINITY & HUMANITY 5: UNITY-IN-DISTINCTION 6: DISTINCTION OF WILLS 7: UNITY IN ICONOGRAPHY ?