God’s Human Face: The Christ Icon

By Christoph Cardinal Schönborn

(Ignatius Press, 1994, translated by Lothar Krauth)

Reviewed by Colin Kerr


Too many works on Christology stop at the Council of Chalcedon (451). The latter centuries become but footnotes of lesser moment in epilogues. That Schönborn concentrates on the final two of the first ‘Seven Great Ecumenical Councils’ is welcome. That he focuses on a subject that is of great interest in the West today – icons – makes this a work many will want to consult.

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