The Way of Jesus Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions

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  • Copyright: 1993-10-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
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The Way of Jesus Christ discusses the following topics:1. The symbol of the way embodies the aspect of process and brings out christology's alignment towards its goal. This symbol can comprehend Christ's way from his birth in the Spirit and his baptism in the Spirit to his self-surrender on Golgotha. It also makes it possible to understand the path of Christ as the way leading from his resurrection to his parousia?the way he takes in the Spirit to Israel, to the nations, and into the breadth and depth of the cosmos.2. The symbol of the way makes us aware that every human christology is historically conditioned and limited. Every human christology is a 'christology of the way,' not yet a 'christology of the home country,' a christology of faith, not yet a christology of sight. So christology is no more than the beginning of eschatology; and eschatology, as the Christian faith understands it, is always the consummation of christology.3. Finally, but not least important: every way is an invitation. A way is something to be followed.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note
The Messianic Perspectivep. 1
The Genesis of the Messianic Hopep. 5
The Growth of the Messianic Figurep. 8
Messianic Categoriesp. 21
Christology in Jewish-Christian Dialoguep. 28
Trends and Transmutations in Christologyp. 38
The Identity of Christology and Its Relevancep. 38
The Theme and Scheme of Cosmological Christologyp. 46
The Theme and Scheme of Anthropological Christologyp. 55
Christology in the Contradictions of Scientific and Technological Civilizationp. 63
The Messianic Mission of Christp. 73
Spirit Christologyp. 73
Christ's Birth in the Spiritp. 78
Christ's Baptism in the Spiritp. 87
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the Poorp. 94
The Healing of the Sick - the Expulsion of Demonsp. 104
The Acceptance of the Outcasts - the Raising Up of the Humiliatedp. 112
The Messianic Way of Lifep. 116
Jesus - The Messianic Person in His Becomingp. 136
The Apocalyptic Sufferings of Christp. 151
The Apocalyptic Horizon of World Historyp. 151
The Human Sufferings of Christ: What Death Did Jesus Die?p. 160
The Divine Sufferings of Christ: Where is God?p. 170
Righteousness from the Sufferings of Christ: Why Did Christ Die?p. 181
The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings: Martyrology Todayp. 196
The Remembrance of Christ's Sufferingsp. 204
The Eschatological Resurrection of Christp. 213
The Genesis and Unique Character of the Christian Faith in the Resurrectionp. 215
History and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problemp. 227
The Resurrection of Christ and History: the Historical Problemp. 234
Nature and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problemp. 246
The Resurrection of Christ and Nature: the Natural Problemp. 252
Becoming Alive in the Spirit of the Resurrection: the Uniting of What has been Separatedp. 263
The Cosmic Christp. 274
'The Greater Christ'p. 274
Christ - the Ground of Creationp. 287
Christ - Evolution's Driving Force or Its Victim?p. 292
Christ - the Redeemer of Evolutionp. 301
The Community of Creation is a Community based on Lawp. 305
The Parousia of Christp. 313
A Little Apologia for the Expectation of the Parousiap. 313
'The Coming One'p. 321
'The Day of the Lord'p. 326
'From thence he shall come ...': the Category of Heavenp. 331
'... to judge both the quick and the dead'p. 334
Expectant Creativity: the Expectation of the Parousia and Affirmed Embodimentp. 338
Notesp. 342
Index of Namesp. 383
Index of Confessions Creeds and Other Documentsp. 388
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