Title

Christology and the Christian Life in the Preaching of John Chrysostom

Publication Date

1-2011

Abstract

The present study examines John Chrysostom’s incarnational theology and its relation to his soteriological thought with particular reference to his understanding of baptism as it pertains to the Christian life. The first subsection will investigate the ontological aspects of Chrysostom’s incarnational thought as it emerges in his polemic preaching against the Neo-Arians in his commentary on John, and will demonstrate that he views the Logos-Son as the single subject in Christ, underscoring his personal continuity in and after the incarnation. It will be pointed out that Chrysostom’s Christological thought is undergirded by the idea of God’s personal involvement in the economy of salvation: only if Christ is the natural Son of God can be make us by grace what he is by nature.

Keywords

John Chrysostom, Saint, -407; Jesus Christ--Person and offices

Publication Title

Global Journal of Classic Theology

Volume

8

Issue

3

First Page

1

Last Page

13

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