Saturday, 31 May 2008

God's Gift of Life is Christ


The way God gives us life and holiness is by giving us Christ, therefore causing us to share in the qualities that Christ possesses. Since Christ’s giving of himself to us constitutes God’s giving us participation in himself, Christ must be God by nature, not merely by a grace borrowed from another.
(DonaldFairbairn,
Grace and Christology in the Early Church, writing on Cyril of Alexandria's theology of grace (mapped to his Christology), in contrast to the theology of grace (and Christology) of Theodore of Mopsuestia. Book review to follow soon.)

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