The Son of God Beyond the Flesh

Where errors pertaining to the incarnational descent of the Son are addressed, there are several statements of the ... For, when he was saying: “No man has ascended into heaven, but he that descended from heaven,” he added: “the Son of ...

Author: Andrew M. McGinnis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567655806

Category: Religion

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The so-called extra Calvinisticum-the doctrine that the incarnate Son of God continued to exist beyond the flesh-was not invented by John Calvin or Reformed theologians. If this is true, as is almost universally acknowledged today, then why do scholars continue to fixate almost exclusively on Calvin when they discuss this doctrine? The answer to the “why” of this scholarly trend, however, is not as important as correcting the trend. This volume expands our vision of the historical functions and christological significance of this doctrine by expounding its uses in Cyril of Alexandria, Thomas Aquinas, Zacharias Ursinus, and in theologians from the Reformation to the present. Despite its relative obscurity, the doctrine that came to be known as the “Calvinist extra” is a possession of the church catholic and a feature of Christology that ought to be carefully appropriated in contemporary reflection on the Incarnation.

Chimes from Heaven s Belfry

His was a double descent - a descent from heaven to earth , and from earth to the grave . He stooped down ' twice . Having stooped to earth , He had to say — Thou hast brought me into the dust of death . ' Observe an analogy in the work ...

Author: G. Hunt Jackson

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The Descent of Christ

In his opinion the descent referred to Christ's descent from heaven to earth at the incarnation . If the author had intended to refer to a descent to the underworld as the lowest “ story of a three - storied cosmology , a superlative ...

Author: W. Hall Harris

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004103108

Category: Religion

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This volume examines early Jewish and Christian imagery to demonstrate that the most probable interpretation of Christ's descent in Ephesians 4:9-10 refers to the descent of the Spirit at Pentecost subsequent to the ascent mentioned in Ephesians 4:8. The central portion of the book deals with the ascent-descent imagery associating Ps. 68:19 with Moses as found in Targum Psalms, the rabbinic literature, and other early sources. The section dealing with rabbinic interpretations of Ps. 68:19 is of particular importance demonstrating an approach for dating elements found in the later rabbinic tradition. The theological innovation of the author of Ephesians in identifying the ascended Christ as the Spirit who descended at Pentecost is highlighted as the best explanation of this difficult passage.

The descent to the Chariot

The only way to make the second part of $ 565 match the larger literary context is by interpreting yarad as an angel's descent from heaven to earth . This is only possible if we presume that PDQRS and PNQRS are two separate angels .

Author: Annelies Kuyt

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161462849

Category: History

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A defence of the doctrine of the Man Christ Jesus his descent from Heaven as it is laid down and prov d in the Bishop of Gloucester s Discourse upon that subject By a Presbyter of the Church of England To which is annex d by the publisher a second Defence of that doctrine being an anser to the pretended confutation thereof in a sermon preach d by T Wise

Then he goes on , saying , For thus , because the Position of the Earth is below that of Heaven , the Son , when manifested on the former , is therefore affirm'd to bave descended from the latter : Where for the like Reason , be is ...

Author: Edward FOWLER (Bishop of Gloucester.)

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An Exposition of the Creed

Now that which followeth will both illustrate and confirm it : for as he was there , so he descended from thence before he ascended ... Wherefore the descent of Christ from heaven doth really presuppose his being there , and Eph . iv .

Author: John Pearson

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The Scripture Doctrine of the Atonement

its final and complete destruction ; so did righteousness , as springing from the principle of love to God , which had its origin in heaven , make a temporary descent to the earth , that it might thence return with accumulated triumphs ...

Author: David Thom

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Category: Atonement

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