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Bibil Identifier bibil:229351
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Irenaeus' Christology of Mixture
Author Briggman, Anthony
Journal The Journal of Theological Studies (Volume: 64, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 516-555 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Many studies have been written on Irenaeus’ Christology, but almost all focus upon soteriological problems rather than Christology proper. A. Houssiau attempted to rectify this imbalance, providing the best study of Irenaeus’ Christology to date, but even he missed the fundamental logic that Irenaeus utilizes to explain the christological union. In this article I contend that Irenaeus uses Stoic mixture theory to conceptualize the christological union, including the relationship between the human and divine in the experiences and activities of Christ. In so saying, I challenge H. A. Wolfson’s position that Irenaeus’ use of mixture language accords with Aristotelian mixture theory, and I stand against those, including Wolfson and A. Grillmeier, who maintain that Irenaeus’ conception of the person of Christ is devoid of philosophical reasoning.
DOI DOI:10.1093/jts/flt169
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Irenaeus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
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