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Published: 03 May 2007

158 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195322743

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The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought

An Essay on Christological Development

Kevin Madigan

Oxford Studies in Historical Theology

For theologians, clergy, and lay people, reconciling the seemingly incongruent features of Jesus Christ's divinity and humanity has proven a daunting challenge. Kevin Madigan, in The Passions of Christ in High Medieval Thought, examines the reasoning and actions behind high-medieval responses to this issue. As the interplay between medieval theological influences and practices becomes clear, a central question arises: Did Medieval thinkers radically distort patristic opinion through erasure and manipulation? After inspecting the crucible that shaped medieval theology, Madigan offers a controversial view of medieval Christian thought: he suggests the ancient and medieval Christian bodies of thought are wrought with dogmatic discontinuity, challenging the widespread opinion that ancient and medieval Christological thought are in harmonious agreement.