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p. 31. Jesus: the God-manlocked

  • Linda Woodhead


‘Jesus: the God-man’ outlines the ways in which Jesus has been interpreted, and the role these understandings play in setting the boundaries of Christian thought and possibility. Christians agree that Jesus Christ has unique significance, yet they differ over how to explain it. Is he the human figure who teaches, inspires, and dies for the cause in which he believes? Or the divine figure who performs miracles, fulfils prophecies, rises from the dead, and is God. The orthodox position is that he is the God-man—both human and divine. The battles between these different understandings of Jesus, and the communities and institutions established around them, have shaped the course of Christianity.

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