Christology: Key Readings in Christian Thought

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-19
  • Publisher: Presbyterian Pub Corp

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This book is designed to meet the needs of today┬┐s teachers and students of Christian theology. Focusing on specific doctrines and themes, the book includes selected primary readings that track the development of the doctrine of Jesus Christ, including the important questions and debates surrounding it. Selections consider both the person and the work of Christ. Topics include the development of classic Christology from its biblical roots through patristic debates, responses to the modern distinction between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith, the understanding of incarnation as kenosis, and the critical and constructive developments of liberation and feminist theologies. The book includes a bibliography, and each chapter includes topics for further discussion.

Author Biography

Jeff Astley is Director of the North of England Institute for Christian Education and an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the University of Durham. David Brown is Wardlaw Professor in the School of Divinity at the University of St Andrews. Ann Loades, CBE, is Emeritus Professor of Divinity in the University of Durham.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Introduction: Reading the Readingsp. ix
The Shape of the Debatep. 1
The Biblical Christp. 1
The Creation of the Classic Creedp. 17
Early Debates over Christ's Humanityp. 19
The Two-Natures Doctrine: Chalcedon, Its Interpretation, Defenses, and Opponentsp. 22
Jesus of History or Christ of Faith?p. 31
The Problem Posedp. 31
The Quest for the Historical Jesusp. 37
The Watershed of the Resurrectionp. 41
The Human God?p. 51
Classical Two-Natures Christology: The Divine Working through the Humanp. 51
Incarnation as Kenosis: The Self-Emptying of Divinityp. 54
The Significance of Incarnationp. 65
Revelation, Evidence, and Meaningp. 70
A Christ for All?p. 81
Christologies of Liberationp. 81
Feminist Christologiesp. 89
Black and Asian Christologiesp. 96
A Universal Christology?p. 103
Acknowledgmentsp. 109
Glossary of Christological Termsp. 113
For Further Readingp. 117
Index of Subjectsp. 125
Index of Namesp. 129
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