THE CHRISTMAS COUNCILS

Upholding Christ's Humanity in the Ecumenical Councils, 451-787AD

Thursday, December 16th
8pm ET

The Davenant Fellows Lectures
AN ONLINE LECTURE WITH Q&A

Today, Christians must defend the idea that Christ is God. Yet for much of church history, they had to defend the idea that he is human. How, and why, did they do it?

In this lecture, Dr. Matthew Hoskin will explore how the last four of the Seven Ecumenical Councils upheld the truth that God really became flesh. Beginning with the confession of "one person in two natures" from Chalcedon (451), the lecture will then explore its influence on the symphonic vision of Maximus the Confessor and Constantinople III (681), and how John of Damascus and Nicaea II (787) articulated the full impact of the incarnation and God's intrusion into our lives and our worship. Understanding these councils will cause us to bow in worship of the Triune God and his works as we celebrate Christmas.

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Dr. Matthew Hoskin

PhD, University of Edinburgh

Coordinator of Liturgy and Education at The Urban Abbey in Thunder Bay, Ontario

THE DAVENANT INSTITUTE

The Davenant Institute seeks to retrieve the riches of classical Protestantism in order to renew and build up the contemporary church.