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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?
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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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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"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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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? :)
« Last Edit: May 06, 2010, 11:22:52 PM by Asteriktos »
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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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.
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus

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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?
"The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny--it is the light that guides your way." - Heraclitus