Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry (Second Edition)

Chapter 2: How Can Jesus Be Both God and Human?


Docetism Heresy: Jesus' Phantom Body

Film Focus: Bishop Robert Barron explains the hypostatic union of two natures of Christ while arguing against the heresies present in the early Church.

Text Focus: Pages 42–51, 67-68

Discussion Questions:

  1. How did the Council of Chalcedon respond to the heresies of the time?
  2. What is Nestorianism? What forms of it are around today?
  3. What is the significance of saying “both/and” when describing the natures of Christ?
  4. What is the quotation of St. Irenaeus that is referenced? What is its meaning?

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