More and more theologians are giving up the doctrine of Christ's impeccability. This has a great deal to do with how one construes certain metaphysical assumptions about human nature. For some theologians of the Reformed tradition, in particular, Christ's human nature consists of an immaterial soul and a material body, so much so, that this so-called 'mind-body dualist' structure of human nature has become seemingly indispensible to maintaining an impeccable Christ. In this paper, I explore how an alternative metaphysical story about Christ's human nature, put forward by the American Reformed theologian, Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), offers both a coherent Christological account of Christ's human nature and at the same time, offers some ancillary promise for maintaining Christ's impeccability by virtue of its being able to overcome the challenge to mind-body dualist metaphysics known as 'interactionism'.
|Number of pages||23|
|Journal||Neue Zeitschrift fur Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2016|
- Jonathan Edwards