Introduction One of the most radical claims of the Bible is its declaration that Jesus is God. Shocking and challenging, claims of Christ have confronted and confounded many for centuries. The testimony of Jesus’s deity (John 10:30 [KJV]), while maintaining His humanity (Luke 2:7), is fundamental to Christian beliefs. Diligent investigation of the Bible reveals distinct teachings and descriptions of the divinity and humanity of Christ. Humanity and Deity of Jesus Throughout the New Testament,
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Introduction In this essay I will identify the issues which brought about this papal encyclical in 1891, specifically the social conditions of people, resulting from industrialisation and the church’s Christological role in declaring human dignity in terms of God’s plan for mankind. I will set out the historical position in Britain in this late Victorian era within the context of European radical political upheaval, as part of the need for reform and a response from the Church. These issues will