Thomistic Circles

October 3, 2012

Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology

In 451 A.D. the Council of Chalcedon affirmed the article of faith that is central to traditional Christology: Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, truly God by virtue of his divinity, truly human by virtue of his humanity. Thus the Son incarnate is one person existing in two natures. This doctrine is essential to Christianity, but it has also been at the center of a great deal of controversy and dispute in modernity. This symposium gathers together experts in patristic, medieval, and modern theology to study the perennial truth of this core doctrine of the faith. What is it that the Church teaches regarding the person of Jesus Christ? How might we best understand and promote the depths of that teaching today? This Thomistic Circles symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 5-6, 2012 at the Dominican House of Studies. The Schedule for the Symposium will be:

Friday, October 5

2:00 PM: Dr. Khaled Anatolios The Soteriological Grammar of Conciliar Christology 3:30 PM: Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P. The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology for the Poor 4:00 PM: Dr. Corey Barnes Aquinas’s Chalcedonian Christology and its Reception 4:30: Discussion led by Dr. James F. Keating, Michael Root, and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Saturday, October 6:

9:30 AM: Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J. Unpacking the Chalcedonian Formula: from Studied Ambiguity to Saving Mystery 11:00 AM: Dr. Boyd Taylor Coolman ‘The Sum Total of our Faith: To Know Christ in the Father, Christ in the Flesh, and Christ in the Participation of the Altar’ (Baldwin of Ford): Insights from High Medieval Christology 1:30 PM: Dr. Bruce D. Marshall The Grammar of the Two Natures. 2:30 PM: Discussion led by James F. Keating, Michael Root, and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.   To register, please contact: Ms. Honya Weeks.  The event is free and open to the public.  For more information, see the website of the Thomistic Institute. You may download a copy of the event flyer by clicking here.

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