in orthodox Trinitarian thinking, Jesus Christ is not a "human person", not "a man"

Steven Avery

Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology

Modern theology has usually viewed this doctrine as a problem, and concluded that this is exactly the kind of unacceptable logical blunder one would expect to get into by taking Chalcedon seriously and trying to reconcile it with trinitarianism. In other words, the unacceptable conclusions of the fifth council (caricatured as “the impersonal humanity of Christ,” or “Christ is a human being but not a human person ” or “Christ is man but not a man”) are taken as evidence that the Chalccdonian categories were always a bad fit for the Christian message.
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