Council of Chalcedon

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Noun1.Council of Chalcedon - the fourth ecumenical council in 451 which defined the two natures (human and divine) of Christ
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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For this reason, Phaleas the Chalcedonian first proposed, that the fortunes of the citizens should be equal, which he thought was not difficult to accomplish when a community was first settled, but that it was a work of greater difficulty in one that had been long established; but yet that it might be effected, and an equality of circumstances introduced by these means, that the rich should give marriage portions, but never receive any, while the poor should always receive, but never give.
All contributors to the volume begin their essay investigating "the relationship between the Christology of the Chalcedonian definition and their own contextual Christological observations and proposals" (3).
The Chalcedonian formula describes the person of Jesus Christ as two natures, truly God and truly human, one in nature with the Godhead and one in nature with humankind.
According to Goehring, the diversity of Pachomian monasticism may have caused Abraham's downfall, as the Pachomian federation became Chalcedonian while Egypt's Christian population established a strong non-Chalcedonian identity.
15) Examples can be found in experiences of the miaphysites who refused to endorse the Chalcedonian definition (451 C.
16) For this reason, history is preeminent over metaphysics and the dogmatic formulas at the heart of Christian belief, such as the Chalcedonian statement of Christ's divinity or the New Testament affirmation that Jesus is the Christ, are themselves founded upon the proclamation of the Resurrection.
Richard Swinburne's "The coherence of the Chalcedonian Definition of the incarnation" (153-67) discusses various interpretations of the Chalcedonian definition.
Other themes follow the traditional Orthodox theological perspective, as, for example, trinitarian theology, human beings created in God's image and likeness or the Chalcedonian dogma about hypostatic union.
Chapter 6 engages Barth's Chalcedonian hermeneutics to show how the broad pattern of "inseparable unity," "ineffaceable difference," and "indestructible order" mirrors the detour-return paradigm in Ricoeur.
As understood by the Christian theological tradition in the Athanasian and Chalcedonian creeds, the dual nature of Jesus Christ is what bridges the chasm between the divine and the human.
This latter move is clearly intended to shock theological sensibilities, unsettling any temptation to project Nicene and Chalcedonian assertions of Christ's ontological uniqueness onto earlier (or more popular) thought.