Religion: Was Jesus Merely Man?

An old/new theological row in Britain

Like hundreds of millions of Christians, Anglicans recite these venerable words about Jesus Christ each Communion service: "Very God of very God ... of one substance with the Father ... who for our salvation came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man." These tenets of the Nicene Creed should be relegated to the ash heap, according to a new book by seven British theologians. Their attack on the ancient tradition has caused the country's biggest theological...

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