The 2014 Agreed Statement on Christology of the Churches of the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox Churches: A Catholic review

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O'Collins, Gerald. (2016) The 2014 Agreed Statement on Christology of the Churches of the Anglican Communion and the Oriental Orthodox Churches: A Catholic review. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church. 16(1), pp. 66 - 74. https://doi.org/10.1080/1474225X.2016.1153399
AuthorsO'Collins, Gerald
Abstract

This article discusses the sources of the 2014 Agreed Statement on Christology, which include not only the 433 Formula of Union and the teaching of St Cyril of Alexandria but also some language from the Council of Chalcedon (451), the Second Council of Constantinople (553), and the Third Council of Constantinople (680–681). It also examines the rejection of Eutychianism and Nestorianism, as well as the Anglican Christology represented by Richard Hooker and the firm connection drawn between the hypostatic union and Christ’s work of salvation. The article also presents the text in comparison and contrast with two Christological declarations shared by the Roman Catholic Church and the Coptic Pope Shenouda III (1973) and the Assyrian Church of the East (1994).

KeywordsSt Cyril of Alexandria: Eutyches; Formula of Union; Richard Hooker; Nestorius; Anglican-Oriental Orthodox Agreed Statement on Christology (2014)
Year2016
JournalInternational Journal for the Study of the Christian Church
Journal citation16 (1), pp. 66 - 74
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1474-225X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1474225X.2016.1153399
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84963655299
Page range66 - 74
Research GroupSchool of Theology
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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