Tuesday, 13 January 2015

The post-Apostolic Christological controversies in a picture

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christology#Post-Apostolic_controversies

I regard these early Christological disputes, and their resolution, as having inflicted severe and permanent damage on Christianity; by having wrenched it away from the religion of Christ and the Apostles - by (in practice) re-making Christianity as primarily a philosophical/ theological religion, rather than what it was meant to be: a religion of divine personal relationships.

Luckily, this did not prevent there being many great Christians and even great Christian civilizations - but they were all tainted and warped by those early Christological disputes and the way they were dealt-with.

I am sure that was not the intended meaning of the above cartoon - but it works very well.