The centrality of Jesus Christ and the salvation that he brings
According to Migliore, this is the mark of whether any reflection upon any topic is truly Christian.
For us and our salvation
The Nicene Creed insists that Jesus Christ became incarnate for this reason.
Our lecture has identified this as the article upon which the Church stands or falls
divine butler or life-coach
This is NOT one of the criteria Israel developed that was used to answer the question "to whom is it appropriate for human creature to render acts of worship." The criteria they used was creator, sovereign ruler, and redeemer.
A healthy sign in contemporary scholarship is the determination to understand Jesus afresh within this context.
In arguing against Arius, he did NOT argue thatt the human nature of Jess Christ is subject to passion, and hence not impassible.
The Nicene Creed
This teaches us that Jesus Christ is from the reality (ousias) of the Father.
Athanasis claims that the divine logos is this.
He argues that from the earliest stages, Jesus was equated with God. In other words, the affirmation of the full divinity of Jesus was not a late (i.e., 325) development.
He is created by God the Father
This is NOT said of Jesus in the Nicene Creed. The creed does affirm that Jesus is the only begotten Son of the Father, the he will comes to judge the living and the dead, and the he is God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God.