The Transfiguration of Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Reading

The Transfiguration of Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Reading

by Patrick Schreiner
The Transfiguration of Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Reading

The Transfiguration of Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Reading

by Patrick Schreiner

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Overview

All three Synoptic Gospels tell the story of Jesus's transfiguration. Yet there has been surprisingly little written about this key event, and many readers struggle to understand its significance and place in redemptive history, let alone how it might be applied.

Here, Patrick Schreiner provides a clear and accessible study of the transfiguration with an eye toward its theological significance and practical application. Namely, this event points to Jesus's double sonship, revealing the preexistent glory of the eternal Son and the future glory of the suffering Messianic Son. Further, the transfiguration points to Christians' own formation and transfiguration. Schreiner traces the transfiguration theme through Scripture and employs hermeneutical, trinitarian, and christological categories to assist his exegesis, thus challenging modern readings.

This enlightening study will be of interest to students, pastors, and serious lay readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540965967
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/27/2024
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 500,175
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Patrick Schreiner (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also an elder at Emmaus Church in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the author of numerous books, including Matthew, Disciple and Scribe, a commentary on Acts, The Ascension of Christ, The Mission of the Triune God, The Visual Word, Political Gospel, and The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Two-Level Christology
1. The Necessity of the Transfiguration
Five Reasons We Neglect the Transfiguration
Five Reasons Not to Neglect the Transfiguration

2. The Glorious Setting
A Hermeneutical Grammar
Six/Eight Days Later
Up the Mountain
The Three Witnesses
Purgation—Spiritual Ascent

3. The Glorious Signs
A Trinitarian Grammar
Jesus's Shining Face and White Clothes
The Bright Cloud
Moses and Elijah
Illumination—Divine Sight

4. The Glorious Saying
A Christological Grammar
Peter's Inglorious Saying
"This Is My Beloved Son"
"Listen to Him"
Union: Partaking in the Divine Nature

5. The Transfiguration and Theology
Creation
The Incarnation
Jesus's Baptism
Gethsemane
The Cross
The Resurrection
Jesus's Ascension and Return
The New Creation

Conclusion: Restoring the Transfiguration
Appendix: Light from Light
Indexes
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