podcast 165 – Alvan Lamson’s On the Doctrine of Two Natures in Jesus Christ – Part 1

December 26, 2016

All Christians have always believed that Jesus Christ is one person with two natures, a divine nature and a human nature, right?

Wrong. In today’s podcast we hear from a learned Congregationalist minister who rejected such theories on several grounds, in his short 1828 book On the Doctrine of Two Natures in Jesus Christ

Alvan Lamson (1792-1864) was a Harvard-educated minister who was for some time was a co-editor of the periodical The Christian Examiner. He’s most remembered now for his magisterial book The Church of the First Three Centuries.

In this first part we hear his first three objections, dealing with history and coherence of these claims, and his charge that such theories make Jesus a liar. Do these objections stick?

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Dale
Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

2 thoughts on “podcast 165 – Alvan Lamson’s On the Doctrine of Two Natures in Jesus Christ – Part 1”

  1. I gained a great deal of respect for Lamson after reading his “The Church of the First Three Centuries.” Very thorough.

    This book will be added to my list!

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