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"Analytic Christology" Project


Analytic Christology: The Temptations of Jesus and Divine Impeccability

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) 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.


Upcoming workshop 2018:


The Human and Divine Nature of Christ

with Timothy Pawl (University of St. Thomas, USA)

June 6, 2018     

11:00 - 17:00  Workshop
18:00 - 20:00   Evening Talk

University of Paderborn, Germany

To register for free participation please send an E-Mail to johannes.groessl@uni-siegen.de before June 1.



In 2017, two two-day workshops were offered as part of this project:


Sinlessness of Christ - Sinlessness of all Believers
Biblical Exegesis meets Analytic Theology

Date: May 12 (12:00) -May 13, 2017 (16:00)
at Katholische Akademie Schwerte

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

Register Here


Two Wills in Christ? Dyotheletism and Its Alternatives

Date: Oktober 13 (12:00) - Oktober 14, 2017 (16:00)
at Katholische Akademie Schwerte

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

Register here or by e-mail to johannes.groessl@uni-siegen.de

Conference Flyer and Schedule 


The workshops involve lectures and seminar-style discussions in German and English. Young researchers are given the opportunity to present their Christological projects (Abstract to johannes.groessl@uni-siegen.de until April 3 / Sept 1, 2017).