Grace and Christology in the Early Church.pdf

Grace and Christology in the Early Church

Donald Fairbairn

Was there a genuine theological consensus about Christ in the early Church? Donald Fairbairns persuasive study uses the concept of grace to clarify this question. There were two sharply divergent understandings of grace and christology. One understanding, characteristic of Theodore and Nestorius, saw grace as Gods gift of co-operation to Christians and Christ as the uniquely graced man. The other understanding, characteristic of Cyril of Alexandria and John
Cassian, saw grace as God the Words personal descent to the human sphere so as to give himself to humanity. Dealing with, among others, John Chrysostom, John of Antioch, and Leo the Great, Fairbairn suggests that these two understandings were by no means equally represented in the fifth century: Cyrils
view was in fact the consensus of the early Church.

Indeed, one cannot speak about an Early Christian doctrine of the Holy Spirit without ... there is also the Church and all grace' (Adversus Haereses 3, 24, 1; SC 211, ... The twelve books of his most prominent work focus on Christology and are ...

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