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The word 'from nothing.' (Arius on the Logos)
October 1, 1998... Arius' dictum that the Logos is `from nothing', [Epsilon][Xi] [Omicron][Upsilon] [Kappa] [Omicron][Nu][Tau][Omega][[Nu] has attracted some notice;(1) but I think that it meaning sufficiently clarified. I propose to discuss four particulars: first, the provenance of the phrase; secondly its...
Did Origen apply the word 'homoousios' to the Son?
October 1, 1998... This essay takes its title from one by Richard Hanson, which gives as its answer a `decisive no'.(1) Mine will be a qualified yes -- the more confident, however -- in that I argue for an indirect and transient application of the term, which will explain why it does not appear elsewhere in...
Anhypostatos-enhypostatos: church fathers, Protestant orthodoxy and Karl Barth.
October 1, 1998... In a recent article F. LeRon Shults(1) examines the origins of the doctrine that the human nature of Christ has no hypostasis of its own but subsists in the divine person or hypostasis of the Son of God. This theologoumenon lies at the heart of Karl Barth's Christology, and indeed, as...
What Papias said about John (and Luke): a 'new' Papian fragment.
October 1, 1998... Introduction What Papias said about Matthew and Mark (at least part of it) is well known and these snippets of information preserved by Eusebius, HE 2.15; 3.39.15-16, have suffered no lack of attention in Gospels study. But in neither of the two places where he explicitly mentions...
'Let the dead bury their dead' (Matt. 8:22/Luke 9:60): Jesus and the Halakhah.
October 1, 1998... Jesus' challenge in Matthew 8:22 par. to `let the dead bury their own dead' has in recent years attracted a good deal of attention, not least for what it has been thought to reveal about Jesus' attitude to the Jewish Law. Indeed, it is perhaps no exaggeration to claim that this logion has...