In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay

2017.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay, Oxford University Press, 2016, 251pp., $110.00 (hbk),
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2017.02.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay, Oxford University Press, 2016, 251pp., $110.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198765929. Reviewed by William J. Abraham, Southern Methodist University This volume is an outstanding contribution to the literature in Analytic Theology that has officially taken off over the last ten years or so. I shall lodge a caveat at the end, but nothing I say at that point takes away from my initial evaluation. This is work is a rigorous defense of central theological elements in the Christian tradition; it is first rate in content and execution. Timothy Pawl's central goal is to show that the Christological claims articulated in the decisions of the Ecumenical Councils are coherent; they do not involve any contradictions. This is a bold enterprise that does not resort to an appeal to mystery, a move that one often finds in Christian theology across the centuries.. . .

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