the Week of Proper 21 / Ordinary 26
Deity of Jesus Christ
Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
"In the use of this phrase concerning our Lord we mean to assert that he was ‘ the very and eternal God.' It is a more proper expression than ‘ the divinity of Christ,' since this latter does not necessarily imply anything more of our Lord's nature than that it was godlike, or of heavenly origin whereas the term ‘ Deity' contains in it the notion of essential Godhead. The other expression, however, has prevailed, on account of the word ‘ Deity' having come to be so commonly used as the concrete instead of the abstract sense, to denote a divine Being." — Eden, Churchman's Dictionary, s.v. (See CHRISTOLOGY, TRINITY).
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Deity of Jesus Christ'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​d/deity-of-jesus-christ.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.