Humanity of Christ
Anhypostasia • Human Nature of Christ
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Christ, Humanity of
CHRIST, HUMANITY OF. The Scripture bears witness in numerous ways to the humanity of Jesus Christ. He was “the son of Abraham” (Mt 1:1), “made of the seed of David according to the flesh” (Rom 1:3), conceived of Mary the virgin (Lk 1:31), “made of a woman” (Gal 4:4), born of Mary (Mt 1:25; 2:11; Lk 2:7),
Catholic Bible Dictionary
A. The Humanity of Jesus
A. The Humanity of JesusAccording to the New Testament, Jesus was fully human, but “without sin” (Heb 4:15; 1 Pet 2:22; 2 Cor 5:21; 1 John 3:5).Although the Latin term “Incarnation” does not occur in the NT (which was written in Greek), the Scripture nevertheless teaches that the central “mystery”
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Allœosis. A term used by Zwingli to explain N. T. passages by ascribing divine properties to the human nature of Christ, affirming that sometimes when the one nature is spoken of the other nature is meant. It is criticised severely by Luther in his Large Confession Concerning the Lord’s Supper (Erlangen
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Abasement of Christ
Abasement of Christ.—The state of abasement of Christ consists in the assumption of humanity and the simultaneous occultation of the Divinity. The assumption of our nature by the Logos, if accompanied by a complete manifestation of His power and glory, would not be an abasement, but an act of gracious
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
AnhypostasiaThis term denotes the human nature of Christ when considered in abstraction from his hypostatic union as the God-man. Post-Chalcedonian Christology does not consider that Christ’s human nature has independent existence apart from its union with the divine nature. Anhypostasia would be a
A Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels: Aaron–Zion
Humanity Of Christ
HUMANITY OF CHRIST.—The simplest fact about Jesus Christ, as we see Him pictured in the Gospels, is that He was a man. Whatever there was peculiar about His person, it did not destroy the reality of His humanity or take Him out of the genus ‘man.’ But this simple fact, seen in all its relations, admits
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Humanity of Christ
Humanity of ChristThe doctrine that the Lord Jesus had a true human body and a reasonable human soul.He is called “the seed of the woman” (Gen. 3:15). He was of the seed of David (Rom. 1:3) and is emphatically called a man (1 Tim. 2:5). One of His titles is “the Son of Man” (Matt. 13:37, etc.).1.
Theanthropic Person
Theanthropic PersonTheanthropic, from two Greek words, theos, “God,” and anthropos, “man,” is the word used to describe the complex person of Christ the redeemer. He is both God and man in two distinct natures (see Deity of Christ; Humanity of Christ, where there is an extended statement of the Reformed
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
HUMANITY OF JESUS. The church’s consensus that Jesus was both fully human and fully divine emerged centuries after the NT was written. The NT contains a variety of understandings of Jesus’ humanity and divinity. In the Gospels this diversity comes to the fore, particularly in the PASSION NARRATIVES.
NEW HUMANITY [καινὸς ἄνθρωπος kainos anthrōpos]. The NT’s anthropological concept of a “new humanity” is rooted in Paul’s christological understanding of Christ as a second Adam, i.e., as a new human. In 1 Cor 15:42–49, Paul juxtaposes Adam as the first human and Christ as the second or last human,
Key passages
Jn 1:14

And the Word became flesh and took up residence among us, and we saw his glory, glory as of the one and only from the Father, full of grace and truth.

Ro 5:18–19

Consequently therefore, as through one trespass came condemnation to all people, so also through one righteous deed came justification of life to all people. For just as through the disobedience of the one man, the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one, the many will …

1 Ti 3:16

And most certainly, great is the mystery of godliness: Who was revealed in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was proclaimed among the Gentiles, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

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Topics & Themes