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October 5-6, 2012 Fall Thomistic Circles Conference: "Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology"


 "Jesus Christ, True God and True Man: The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology"
Fall Thomistic Circles Conference

On Friday and Saturday, October 5-6, 2012, the Thomistic Institute hosted a theological symposium on 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 Word 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 gathered together experts in patristic, medieval and modern theology to study the perennial truth of this core doctrine of the faith.

The following papers were delivered:  

Dr. Khaled Anatolios “The Soteriological Grammar of Conciliar Christology.” 

Fr. Andrew Hofer, O.P.  “The Promise of Chalcedonian Christology for the Poor.” 

Dr. Corey Barnes “Aquinas's Chalcedonian Christology and its Reception.”

Fr. Brian E. Daley, S.J. “Unpacking the Chalcedonian Formula: from Studied Ambiguity to Saving Mystery.” 

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.”

Dr. Bruce D. Marshall “The Grammar of the Two Natures.”

In response to the papers, panel discussions were led by Dr. James F. Keating, Dr. Michael Root and Fr. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.