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Human Language and Knowledge in the Light of Chalcedon

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Stephen W. Need

There have been many responses to the problem of how human language and knowledge function in relation to God. Human Language and Knowledge in the Light of Chalcedon breaks new ground by suggesting that the relation between humanity and divinity found in the Chalcedonian Definition of the Faith (A.D. 451) can make one of Christian theology's basic tasks look rather different. In the light of a dynamic reading of Chalcedonian christology, the author discusses analogy, metaphor, and symbol, as well as fundamental questions about human knowledge. Some old pitfalls are avoided and an essential link between christology, language, and knowledge is exposed.