A lecture with Fr. Khaled Anotolios (University of Notre Dame). This is a livestream of an in-person lecture at the University of Chicago. This event is cosponsored by the Harvard Catholic Forum.
Standard accounts of salvation in both East and West typically do not include a consideration of how Christ's inner life-his thoughts, feelings, and intentions- are salvific. Such an omission is inconsistent with the witness of both the Scriptures and the ecumenical councils.
In affirming the necessity for human salvation of Christ's human mind and will, the ecumenical councils implicitly affirmed the salvific value of Christ's inner life without providing a description of its inner contents. On the basis of Scripture and both Eastern and Western traditions, such a description can be summarized by the notion of Christ's saving "doxological contrition".