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  • n. One who accepts the definition given at the Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) of how the divine and human relate in the person of Jesus Christ.


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From Chalcedon +‎ -ian.


  • On Thursday, at noon, in July, 403, Theophilus, accompanied by his twenty-eight suffragans, crossed the Bosporus, and landed at a quay known as the Chalcedonian Stairs.

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  • Second, Maronites are Chalcedonian, meaning they were staunch supporters of the Council of Chalcedon, convened in 451 A.D., which taught that Jesus was true God and true man.

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  • All that work on the Chalcedonian creed and yet with so little effect on what the average believer thinks?

    Gods, Gospels, and Gotta Think of a Third "G"

  • Certainly one can put the two together and, with some further work involved, offer something like the Chalcedonian creed.

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  • Steven, why is it that whenever I think that we just might be able to have an intelligent conversation, you ruin it - most recently by suggesting that Paul affirmed that Chalcedonian view of Jesus as "fully God" and seeming not to be aware that there could be some difference between Messianic claims in first century Palestine and what "Messiah" might mean to 20th century Koreans?

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  • So if it is important to emphasize that John is different from the Synoptics, it is also important to notice that John is not yet offering the Nicene and Chalcedonian Creeds.

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  • The Chalcedonian definition expresses it as the human and divine natures being forever joined "without confusion, without change, without division, without separation" in the one person of Jesus Christ BCP, 864.

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  • I suspect that few readers of Luke-Acts notice the contrast with the Gospel of John, since the tendency of most Christians is to read everything else in the New Testament not only through the lens of John's Christology, but through the lens of later Nicene and Chalcedonian orthodoxy.

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  • Also, the orthodox, oriental orthodox and non-Chalcedonian churches also maintain them.

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  • But an unwillingness to speak of development and change in doctrine, with all the complexities that brings into the picture, leaves Kostenberger and Swain with little choice but to simply read their own understanding of Nicene and Chalcedonian doctrine into John.

    Review of Kostenberger and Swain, Father, Son and Spirit: The Trinity and John's Gospel


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