God Sent His Son

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In this work of Christology, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, a world-renowned theologian, takes as his starting point the Apostle Paul's statement, "But when the time had fully come, God sent for his Son, born of woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons" (Gal 4:4-5). Based on many years of lecturing on Christology, Cardinal Schönborn's work moves from the solid conviction of faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel, the Son of the Living God, through the development of the ...

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In this work of Christology, Christoph Cardinal Schönborn, a world-renowned theologian, takes as his starting point the Apostle Paul's statement, "But when the time had fully come, God sent for his Son, born of woman, born under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons" (Gal 4:4-5). Based on many years of lecturing on Christology, Cardinal Schönborn's work moves from the solid conviction of faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the Messiah of Israel, the Son of the Living God, through the development of the Church's understanding of this truth, to the consideration of contemporary issues and the views of various modern theologians.

Cardinal Schönborn sees Christology as based on the original Illumination granted by the Father in manifesting his Son, which divides, as if through a prism, into a rainbow of Christological themes. "Christology," he writes, "in every phase of its development, follows its path by this light: 'in thy light do we see light' (Ps 36:10)." Christology is always faith seeking understanding—trying to understand that to which the believer already says, "Yes!"

God Sent His Son has the comprehensiveness and scholarly precision of a textbook but the insights and personal relevance of a work of spirituality. It carefully explores ancient and medieval.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781586174101
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/2010
  • Pages: 412
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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  • Posted February 12, 2011

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    Excellent book!

    I wanted to write and voice my opinion about this fine book by Cardinal Schoenborn. The Translater has done a fine job. The book flows seamlessly and though the subject matter is at times difficult, it is an enjoyable and understandable work of Theology. He gets right to the heart of the matter and of what matters in the Christian Faith. The real Incarnation of God in the world of time and space. His treatment of the Ecumenical Councils such as Nicea, Ephesus and Chalcedon, are worth the price of the book. I was especially helped by what He had to say about the Early Church Father Cyril of Alexandria. This man was a profound writer on the Incarnation, with insights still fascinating 1700 years later. If you are looking for a thought provoking and solid book on Christology, then look no further. Buy this one. Thanks for listening. Richard from Bradford Pa

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