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"Analytic Christology" Project


Analytische Christologie: die Versuchungen Jesu und die Sündlosigkeit Gottes

According to Christian tradition, Jesus Christ is said to be "truly man and truly God". The Gospels and the Letter to the Hebrews, on the other hand, tell that Jesus "has been tempted in every way, just as we are". Here one needs to raise the question: Was Jesus able to give in to the temptations? Is it possible that Christ was inable to sin according to his divine nature, but able to sin according to his human nature? This question and other logical problems of the Christian teaching of Christ's nature(s) will be scrutinized in the "Analytic Christology - Divine Impeccability" research project led by Dr. Johannes Grössl (University of Siegen/Würzburg) and Prof. Dr. Klaus von Stosch (University of Paderborn)in cooperation with philosophers of religion, systematic and biblical theologians. The project is funded by the John Templeton Foundation as a cluster project of The Nature of God Project.

In 2017 and 2018, four workshops were organized as part of this project:

Upcoming Workshop 4: "Sinlessness and Human Perfection in Islam and Christianity"

September 4-5, 2018 - Catholic Academy Schwerte, Germany

with Jeffrey Siker (Loyola Marymount Unversity, USA), Klaus von Stosch (Paderborn), Muhammad Legenhausen und Mohammad-Taghi Ansari-Pur (Qom, Iran)


Sign up for the event HERE 
 or by e-mail to johannes.groessl@uni-siegen.de  

Workshop 3: "The Human and Divine Nature(s) of Christ"

June 6, 2018, 11:00 - 16:00, University of Paderborn, Germany

EVENING TALK 18:00 - 20:00 

with Timothy Pawl, Unversity of St. Thomas, MN, USA


Workshop 2: Two Wills in Christ? Dyotheletism and its Alternatives 

October 13.-14., 2017, Catholic Academy Schwerte, Germany 

with Oliver Crisp (Fuller), Thomas Marschler (Augsburg), Ryan Mullins (St. Andrews), Dominikus Kraschl (Würzburg)


Workshop 1: Die Sündlosigkeit Christi und der Gläubigen

May 12-13, 2017 - Catholic Academy Schwerte, Germany

with Brian Leftow (Oxford), Angelika Strotmann (Paderborn), Hans-Ulrich Weidemann (Siegen), Thomas Schärtl-Trendel (Regensburg)