For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church

by Stephen J. Nichols

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For Us and for Our Salvation: The Doctrine of Christ in the Early Church by Stephen J. Nichols

The belief that Christ is the God-man is definitive of Christian orthodoxy and imperative to a right understanding of the gospel. By the middle of the fifth century, the church had wrestled with many challenges to the biblical portrayal of Christ and, in response to those challenges, had formulated the doctrine of Christ that remains the standard to this day. This look to the past helps as Christians contend with present-day challenges and seek to answer Christ's question-"Who do people say that I am?"-for those living in the twenty-first century.

For Us and for Our Salvation tells the very human story of the formation of the doctrine of Christ in those early centuries of the church. A glossary, numerous charts and timelines, and some helpful appendices make the book accessible and user-friendly. Primary source materials from key theologians and councils complement the engaging narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433519994
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 08/09/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 736,360
File size: 870 KB

About the Author

Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the president of Reformation Bible College and chief academic officer of Ligonier Ministries. He is an editor of the Theologians on the Christian Life series and also hosts the weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History.

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