Book Review: The Nature Of Christ

Edge Induced Cohesion

The Nature Of Christ, by H.H. Pope Shenouda III

As part of my research for the Una Natura project [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to read, if possible, some literature by those who consider themselves to be Monophysites (believers in “One Nature”).  This is not as easy as one would expect.  One does not read a lot about the Monophysite controversy as a general rule, and it is especially difficult to get English language materials that present people with that perspective telling their own side of the story and their own interpretation.  Yet this little book definitely does justice, in that it contains the reflections of a somewhat prolific writer from the Coptic tradition on the subject, in such a way that one can see that those who would claim that Monophysites have a false view of Christ and a defective view of God greatly exaggerate the point. …

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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