Search
Filters
As in the case of the christology of the other non-Chalcedonian Oriental Orthodox Churches, Ethiopian christology is usually nicknamed as monophysite christology - an erroneous christological position which indicates the absorption of the humanity of Christ by its divinity. Disproving such a pejorative designation, this book contends that the christological position of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church should correctly be termed as miaphysite christology, which highlights the one-united nature of the Word of God incarnate. Besides, the book proves the orthodoxy of Ethiopian christology, demonstrating how it is based on the christology of St. Cyril of Alexandria.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-528-5
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Mar 25,2010
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 120
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-528-5
$123.00

As in the case of the christology of the other non-Chalcedonian Oriental Orthodox Churches, Ethiopian christology is usually nicknamed "monophysite christology" - an erroneous christological position which indicates the absorption of the humanity of Christ by its divinity . Disproving such a pejorative designation, this book contends that the christological position of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) should correctly be termed as miaphysite christology, which highlights the one-united (tewahedo) nature of the Word of God incarnate. Besides, the book proves the orthodoxy of Ethiopian christology, demonstrating how it is based on the christology of St. Cyril of Alexandria (+ A.D. 444).

"The Christology of the Oriental Orthodox Churches has all too often been misunderstood by the various Churches of the Chalcedonian tradition (Catholic, Orthodox, Reformed). Qesis Mebratu Gebru's study of the Christology of the largest of the Oriental Orthodox Churches is thus greatly to be welcomed, for it provides a clear and solidly based presentation of the teaching of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church." - Sebastian P. Brock

As in the case of the christology of the other non-Chalcedonian Oriental Orthodox Churches, Ethiopian christology is usually nicknamed "monophysite christology" - an erroneous christological position which indicates the absorption of the humanity of Christ by its divinity . Disproving such a pejorative designation, this book contends that the christological position of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church (EOTC) should correctly be termed as miaphysite christology, which highlights the one-united (tewahedo) nature of the Word of God incarnate. Besides, the book proves the orthodoxy of Ethiopian christology, demonstrating how it is based on the christology of St. Cyril of Alexandria (+ A.D. 444).

"The Christology of the Oriental Orthodox Churches has all too often been misunderstood by the various Churches of the Chalcedonian tradition (Catholic, Orthodox, Reformed). Qesis Mebratu Gebru's study of the Christology of the largest of the Oriental Orthodox Churches is thus greatly to be welcomed, for it provides a clear and solidly based presentation of the teaching of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church." - Sebastian P. Brock

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor Biography

Mebratu Kiros Gebru

Mebratu Kiros Gebru is a priest of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. He holds an M.A. degree in theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto and currently he is working towards a Ph.D at the same university. This book is a revised version of his master's thesis.

  • Table of Contents (page 7)
  • Preface (page 9)
  • Acknowledgements (page 11)
  • Chapter I: General Introduction (page 13)
    • Thesis and Methodology (page 19)
    • Literature Review (page 20)
  • Chapter II: Historical Perspectives of Ethiopian Christology (page 31)
    • Establishment of the Non-Chalcedonian Christology in Ethiopia (page 31)
    • Ethiopian Christology During the Dark and Golden Ages (page 38)
    • Christological Controversies with Portuguese Missionaries (page 41)
      • The First Christological Debate (page 42)
      • The Second Christological Debate (page 45)
      • The Third Christological Debate (page 46)
    • Christological Sects in Ethiopia (page 48)
      • The Quibat (Unction) Sect (page 48)
      • The Tsegga (Grace) or Sosit Lidet (Three Births) Sect (page 51)
    • Chapter III: Miaphysite Christology According to the Ethiopian Tradition (page 55)
      • Mystery of the Incarnation (page 55)
      • Ethiopian Christological Terminologies (page 59)
        • Baharey ˜ essence, substance, nature, ??s?a, f?s??. (page 59)
        • Akal ˜ Person, p??s?p??, ?p?stas??. (page 63)
      • The Word Became FLesh (?ÓG?S – S??? [Logos Sarx]) Christology (page 64)
        • Divinization (Deification) of the Flesh (page 67)
        • One Hypostasis, One Nature (?nd akal, ?nd baharey) (page 71)
        • Analogies Used (page 74)
        • Double Consubstantiality (page 76)
      • One Incarnate Nature of God the Word (page 77)
        • Communicatio Idiomatum (Exchange of Properties) (page 79)
        • One Operation and One Will (page 82)
    • Chapter IV: The Theological Importance of Ethiopian Christology (page 85)
      • Heresies Rejected (page 85)
      • No Trinitarian Confusion (page 92)
      • Ethiopian Christology Retains the Title Theotokos for St. Mary (page 94)
      • It is in Harmony with the Orthodox Thought of Soteriology (page 96)
      • It Reflects the Deification of Humanity (Theosis Or Deificatio (page 98)
    • Chapter V: The Ethiopian Miaphysite Christology in Light of Modern Christological Dialogues (page 101)
      • Christological Consultations Between the Chalcedonian and Non-Chalcedonian Churches (page 102)
      • The Attitude of the EOTC Towards the Christological Agreements (page 106)
      • Mia-physis Formula as a Midpoint between Monophysitism and Dyophysitism (page 108)
    • Conclusion (page 111)
    • Bibliography (page 117)
    • Index of Modern Authors (page 123)
Customers who bought this item also bought

Greek Tradition and Latin Influence in the Work of George Scholarios

“Alone Against All of Europe”
ISBN: 1-59333-344-7
This title is a study of the work and career of theologian and diplomat George Scholarios who became the first Ecumenical Patriarch of the Orthodox Church during the period of Ottoman Rule. Scholarios advocated the union of the Greek and Latin Churches, but he later became the leader of the anti-Unionist faction in the final years of the Byzantine Empire. Scholarios played an important role in East-West dialogues, including the Council of Ferrara-Florence in 1438-39. This book provides a fresh look at some of the cultural misunderstandings that took place at the Council and related dialogues.
$125.00

Eastern Crossroads

Essays on Medieval Christian Legacy
ISBN: 978-1-59333-610-3
This volume contains papers from the First International Congress on Eastern Christianity held in Córdoba, Spain, November 2005. The encounter of medieval Christian writers with several linguistic traditions through the Middle Ages produced one of the most important branches of Middle Eastern literature. This encounter not only changed the nature of the respective writings throughout time, but also influenced considerably the development of the legacies transmitted by the writers and the scholars of various Eastern Christian churches.
$214.00

The Acts of the Edessan Martyrs Guria and Shmona, and Habib and the Story of their Deliverance of Euphemia

ISBN: 978-1-59333-872-5
In this book the Syriac texts along with translations of the tales of the martyrs themselves as well as the miraculous deliverance of Euphemia are introduced by Professor Burkitt with a commentary focusing on the historicity of the different accounts.
$151.00

East and West

Essays on Byzantine and Arab Worlds in the Middle Ages
ISBN: 978-1-60724-056-3
Twenty-four contributions on matters dealing with Byzantine and Oriental lands, people, and cultures through different perspectives, including history, maritime trade, documents, travelers, and art. These essays trace the history of the relations between the Greeks and the peoples of the Middle East from Late Antiquity up to the seventeenth century.
$202.00