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LAMS Lecture: The Philosophical Dimension of the Christological Controversy

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Topic: LAMS Spring Lecture series 1
Time: Mar 24, 2021 04:45 PM CET
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Zachhuber, Johannes

The Philosophical Dimension of the Christological Controversy


The Christological controversy began in the fifth century and continued for the remainder of late antiquity. It led to the first permanent confessional division in the history of Christianity. In my lecture, I will argue that this doctrinal debate was also of profound significance for Patristic philosophy. All participants started from a theoretical framework inherited from the Cappadocian fathers of the 4
th century, but the conceptual needs of Christology necessitated wide-ranging transformations of this tradition. In my lecture, I will present and discuss the most important of these changes highlighting their philosophical significance and their innovative potential.

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