The Council of Chalcedon

Most Christians recognize the standard orthodox formulation that describes Jesus: “Fully God, fully human, one person, two natures.”  This understanding, which is an accurate summary of what the Bible teaches about the nature and person of Jesus Christ, is the result of the ecumenical Council of Chalcedon (AD 451).  The story behind the Christological definition is fraught with drama, politics, and rivalry (this is usually the case when the background of church councils is explored), but the biblical truth about Jesus stated at Chalcedon has enduring significance and relevance for the Church corporate and individual Christians today.  Mark Noll, author of Turning Points: Decisive Moments in the History of Christianity, is surely correct when he explains that the Council of Chalcedon was one of the most important “turning points” in Christian history.

See the slideshow below for more information on Chalcedon.

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