Alar Laats and Kadri Lääs
University of Tartu
Abstract. The concept of the communication of the majesty has been a controversial issue in the Lutheran Christology. In its classical form it was formulated by Martin Chemnitz in the second half of the sixteenth century. The aim of this article is to show that it was not an abstract ad hoc construction. According to the theological thinking of Chemnitz it is closely and inseparably connected with other theological ideas. The concept of the communion of the majesty gets its significance and meaning from a wider soteriological framework of which it is an organic part.
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