The formation of Christian dogma : an historical study of its problem / by Martin Werner.


London : Adam and Charles Black, 1957.

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Subjects Theology, Doctrinal -- Early church.
Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Early church, ca. 30-600.
Description 352 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date 1957.
Notes "Rewritten in shortened form by the author from his 'Die Entstehung des christlichen Dogmas' and translated, with an introduction, by S.G.F. Brandon, M.A., D.D."
Contents The problem constituted by the history of doctrine in the post-Apostolic period. The obsolescence of the eschatological premiss of the primitive Christian sense of imminence -- The crisis of the development of doctrine in the post-Apostolic period -- The means for solving the crisis -- The abandonment of the basic doctrines of primitive Christianity. General orientation -- The problem of the abrogation of the law -- The problem of the overthrow of the daimonic powers -- Other interpretations of the death of Jesus -- The decisive moment in the process of de-eschatologising -- The nature of Christ according to primitive Christian teaching -- The repercussions of the conception of Christ as an angelic-being -- The problem of the appearance of the Christ in the person of Jesus of Nazareth -- The defeat of the angel-christology in the Arian controversy -- The impetus to new doctrinal formulation in the matter of the doctrine of redemption and its sacramental mediation. The transformation of the doctrine of redemption -- The transformation of the doctrine of baptism -- The transformation of the doctrine of the Eucharist -- The formation of the new doctrine of Christ's work of redemption. The soteriological significance of the incarnation of the Logos -- The sacramental significance of the death of Jesus -- The new form of the doctrine of the person of Christ. The transition to the dogma of the divinity of Christ -- The significance of the idea of the divine sonship -- The alliance with the Logos-idea -- The Monarchian reaction -- The Homoousian dogma of the trinity as an attempt to settle the conflict -- The development of the doctrine of the two natures -- The effect of de-eschatologising in other doctrines. The change in the conception of the church -- The changes in the eschatological programme -- Addendum. The historical significance of the crisis caused by the transformation of primitive Christianity into early Catholicism.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)384411
(OCoLC)ocm00384411
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WorldCat Identities Werner, Martin, 1887-1964.
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