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).
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
15) Examples can be found in experiences of the miaphysites who refused to endorse the Chalcedonian
definition (451 C.
We do not know the name of its Chalcedonian
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
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.