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In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay

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2020.06.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Timothy Pawl, In Defense of Extended Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay, Oxford University Press, 2019, 250pp., $90.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198834144. Reviewed by Gaven Kerr, St Patrick's College, Maynooth The purpose of this book is to consider extensions to the conciliar Christology that Timothy Pawl defended in his previous book, In Defense of Conciliar Christology (OUP, 2016). Pawl sets out five extensions that he wishes to consider as contradictory or otherwise to conciliar Christology: the possibility of multiple incarnations, Christ's sojourn in hell, the freedom of Christ's will, Christ's impeccability, and the extent of Christ's human knowledge of things past, present, and future. In Chapter 1, Pawl lays out what he takes to be the distinctive claims of conciliar Christology. For him this is the view that in Christ there was: (i) one person, i.e., the Word, (ii) a divine nature, (iii) a human nature, which natures are (iv) united without confusion,... Read More

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