Posted on May 11, 2013
Heading out to Yosemite National Park for a week of fun with my favorite volunteer org, Conservation Volunteers International Program. Meanwhile, I’ve made available my entire thesis (if you can’t sleep) entitled The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and Critique of John Hick’s Christology. Excerpt below.
The doctrine of the incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth would be a logical absurdity if one were to assert that Jesus both had the essential attributes of deity and, at the same time, did not have the essential attributes of deity. However, the position which upholds the Chalcedonian confession is that some of Jesus’ attributes were divine and some were human. Contradictory statements are not the same as complex propositions, or sub-contrary relationships. An example of contradiction would be to assert that all of the people in the world are rich and, at the same time, claim that some of the people in the world are not rich. An example of a sub-contrary proposition would be to assert that some of the people in the world are rich and that some of the people in the world are not rich.