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Does Christology Rest on a Mistake?1

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2008

M. F. Wiles
Affiliation:
Professor of Christian Doctrine, King's College, University of London

Extract

So presumptuous a title calls for some justification. Christology has never ceased to puzzle and to perplex the minds of Christians from earliest times. It would be outrageous to assert that because something in the realm of theology remains mysterious it must for that reason alone be being misunderstood. Nevertheless modern historical thought has posed the problem of the intelligibility of traditional Christology in a particularly acute way and this fact places an obligation upon Christians to ask once again whether it is unmistakably clear that their Christological beliefs do represent the faithful response to a mystery and are not the outcome of some mistake.

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References

page 69 note 1 A Catholic Dictionary of Theology, vol. II (Article on Evolution by Fothergill, P. G.), pp. 259–60.Google Scholar

page 70 note 1 Cited by Vidler, A. R., The Church in an age of Revolution, p. 121.Google Scholar

page 70 note 2 Christian Doctrine p. 49: cited by Dillistone, F. W., ‘The Fall: Christian Truth and Literary Symbol’ in Comparative Literature Studies, Vol. II, No. 4, 1965, p. 359.Google Scholar

page 75 note 1 Theology and the Future, pp. 105–6.

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