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Offline Asteriktos

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The God-man Jesus Christ
« on: May 06, 2010, 10:57:57 PM »
I've been thinking about all the roles--for lack of a better term--that Jesus Christ has as the God-man, and wanted to post about it to see if I am leaving anything out. So far I have come up with...

- God-man as one of the holy trinity
- God-man as the archetype of man
- God-man as the savior of the cosmos
- God-man as the truth
- God-man as the foundation of the church

What ones am I missing?

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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2010, 11:02:40 PM »
God-man as the union of humanity and divinity?  :P

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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 11:05:15 PM »
I figured that'd fall under God-man the savior, since a discussion of him being the savior would include things like his incarnation.

EDIT--Though now that I think about it, I suppose that does deserve a place all it's own, lol.
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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2010, 11:13:43 PM »
I've been thinking about all the roles--for lack of a better term--that Jesus Christ has as the God-man, and wanted to post about it to see if I am leaving anything out. So far I have come up with...

- God-man as one of the holy trinity
- God-man as the archetype of man
- God-man as the savior of the cosmos
- God-man as the truth
- God-man as the foundation of the church

What ones am I missing?


My brother,

You are going to need to listen to Thomas Hopko - The Names of Jesus:

http://ancientfaith.com/podcasts/namesofjesus


Missing something? ;)
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 11:22:57 PM by DeathToTheWorld »
100. Like a bee one should extract from each of the virtues what is most profitable. In this way, by taking a small amount from all of them, one builds up from the practice of the virtues a great honeycomb overflowing with the soul-delighting honey of wisdom.

St Gregory of Sinai

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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 11:22:31 PM »
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Missing something?

I think I'm all set, unless you or someone else would like to add some? :)
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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2010, 12:17:12 PM »
It is an uncomfortable term because it has within it the idea of the world and Christs entrance therein as that of an actor onto a stage.

So many hats the hatter said, I think I shall lay down and play dead.

And when he arose the audience did too, 

Your list was like credits,
  Credits due.

What ones are missing you ask?

God-man THE Only-Begotten SON of the TIMELESS ONE;
   BEST IN EVERY ROLE known unto man.

john
Courteous is my name,
and I have always aimed to live up to it.
Grace is also my name,
but when things go wrong
its Courteous whom I blame;
but its Grace who sees me through it.

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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2010, 02:13:47 PM »
Thought of another one... God-man as an Orthodox theodicy.

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Re: The God-man Jesus Christ
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2010, 02:18:48 PM »
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It is an uncomfortable term because it has within it the idea of the world and Christs entrance therein as that of an actor onto a stage.

Would usage of the word Theanthropos instead of God-man be any better, in your opinion?