Concordia Theological Monthly

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theological, person of Christ, council, chalcedon, christian, christological, dogmas, trinitarian, alexandrian, faith, trinity

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


This year marks the fifteen hundredth anniversary of one of the most important councils of the ancient Church, the Council of Chalcedon in 451. Chalcedon is generally regarded as the conclusion of almost a century and a half of theological discussion centering in the doctrine of the person of Christ. This discussion came to a focus at the first four ecumenical councils-Nicaea in 325, Constantinople in 381, Ephesus in 431, and Chalcedon in 451. Out of these four councils and the theological work that went into them there emerged the dogmas of the Trinity and of the person of Christ which have since become the common property of ecumenical Christendom. This fact alone would make Chalcedon an important event in Christian history.


History of Christianity

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars