For Us and for Our Salvation The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

ISBN-10: 1581348673
ISBN-13: 9781581348675
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 8/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

The belief that Christ is the God-man is definitive of Christian orthodoxy and imperative to a right understanding of the gospel. By the middle of the fifth century, the church had wrestled with many challenges to the biblical portrayal of Christ and, in response to those challenges, had formulated the doctrine of Christ that remains the standard to this day. This look to the past helps as Christians contend with present-day challenges and seek to answer Christrsquo; s question- ldquo; Who do people say that I am?rdquo; - for those living in the twenty-first century. For Us and for Our Salvation tells the very human story of the formation of the doctrine of Christ in those early centuries of the church. A glossary, numerous charts and timelines, and some helpful appendices make the book accessible and user-friendly. Primary source materials from key theologians and councils complement the engaging narrative.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: "Who Do People Say That I Am?": Christ's Crucial Question
In the Beginning Was the Word: Christ in the Early Centuries
In Their Own Words: Select Documents from the Early Centuries
The Triumph of Athanasius: The Battle for Christ at Nicea
In Their Own Words: Select Documents from the Fourth Century
The Wisdom of Leo the Great: The Battle for Christ at Chalcedon
In Their Own Words: Select Documents from the Fifth Century
Epilogue: Jesus: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
Glossary
The Doctrine of Christ in Scripture
A Guide for Reading the Church Fathers
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