The presence of "high" christology in the letters of Paul the Apostle
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The Nicean/Chalcedonian conception of Christ is the fullest expression of “high” Christology, according to the parameters set forth in this study. Does Paul accord with such thinking in his letters? A careful reading of certain portions of Paul’s letters seems to demonstrate that these documents do exhibit some form of a “high” Christology. Though Paul’s conceptualizations of Christ do not precisely accord with the dogmatic formulations proclaimed by later ecumenical councils, he nevertheless seems to have subscribed to a Christology in which his imagery, allusions, and theological formulae adumbrate the High Christology of Nicea and Chalcedon. In short, it appears that for Paul, Jesus is the divine mediator between God and humanity, so that God might be all in all.