Superheroes, Heresies and the God-man
One of our Eternal Perspective Ministries staff members is Julia (Stager) Mayo. Julia holds a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Western Seminary and makes a great contribution to EPM. Julia graduated with highest honors last spring and received the Senior Achievement Award. This fall she is continuing her studies at Western Seminary as a Masters of Theology student, and we’re honored to work with her.
Because of my respect for her as a person and as a biblical thinker, I asked Julia to begin what will be a regular video blog to express her personal, biblical and theological perspectives. She has a great deal to offer, and I’m really excited about her doing this.
Julia’s first video is “Superheroes, Heresies and the God-man,” and in this video she talks about some common misconceptions when it comes to understanding Jesus as both God and man. We’ll be posting a new video from Julia every other week.
I hope you’ll look for Julia’s regular blogs and pass them on through your social media and other outlets. I respect Julia and love to hear what she has to say—I think you will too.
Here are the formal names for the heresies I caricatured:
Docetism (Superman) - The heresy that Jesus looked like a human but actually wasn't one.
Eutychianism (Spiderman) - The belief that Jesus had one nature that was the fusion of the human and divine natures.
Nestorianism (The Hulk/Gollum) - The heresy that Jesus had two divided natures.
Ebionism (Batman) - The heresy that the denies deity of Jesus, Jesus is Messiah and will return to save the world.
The complete text of the Chalcedonian Definition of Christ may be found here: http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/creed...
I am indebted to both Todd Miles, Ph.D. and Gerry Breshears, Ph.D. for the premise of this video.