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Christianity’s Non-dual Theology of Jesus 02-11-2018

In this post 9/11 age, it behooves Christians of all varieties to re-examine the finer point of their theology of Jesus (Christology) in order to safeguard against divisiveness and polarization.

The Chalcedonians at the Council of Chalcedon (451) took a beautiful concept (Miaphysite/The Jesus Paradox) and reduced it to its lowest possible connotation, imposing an awful caricature on the most sophisticated theological minds of the time (The Alexandrian Mystics/Alexandrian Fathers). The same is done today by minds that have no room for the mystical/ holistic spirit of Christ. Yet, no politically motivated human authority will have the last word on Jesus.

It may surprise some people that the jury is still out on some of the most significant aspects of Christian faith. Yet this acknowledges that Christian tradition is still alive and kicking in the twenty-first century. God is still speaking. I pray that Christianity has the courage to redress the past – to embrace its very own non-dual theology of Jesus. Then Christianity will not be relegated to the limitations and liabilities of history, but will own up to dynamic tradition that is alive and requires redress in every generation.

How we think theologically is relevant and imperative for the formation of spiritual well-being, culture, social cohesion, and international relations.


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