Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered

Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered

by Oliver D. Crisp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521873525

ISBN-13: 9780521873529

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The doctrine of the Incarnation lies at the heart of Christianity. But the idea that 'God was in Christ' has become a much-debated topic in modern theology. Oliver D. Crisp addresses six key issues in the Incarnation defending a robust version of the doctrine, in keeping with classical Christology. He explores perichoresis, or interpenetration, with reference to both

Overview

The doctrine of the Incarnation lies at the heart of Christianity. But the idea that 'God was in Christ' has become a much-debated topic in modern theology. Oliver D. Crisp addresses six key issues in the Incarnation defending a robust version of the doctrine, in keeping with classical Christology. He explores perichoresis, or interpenetration, with reference to both the Incarnation and Trinity. Over two chapters Crisp deals with the human nature of Christ and then provides an argument against the view, common amongst some contemporary theologians, that Christ had a fallen human nature. He considers the notion of divine kenosis or self-emptying, and discusses non-Incarnational Christology, focusing on the work of John Hick. This view denies Christ is God Incarnate, regarding him as primarily a moral exemplar to be imitated. Crisp rejects this alternative account of the nature of Christology.

About the Author:
Oliver D. Crisp is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Bristol

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521873529
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Series:
Current Issues in Theology Series , #5
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Problems with perichoresis     1
The human nature of Christ     34
The anhypostasia-enhypostasia distinction     72
Did Christ have a fallen human nature?     90
Divine kenosis     118
Non-incarnational Christology     154
Index     185

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