Way Of Jesus Christ / Edition 1

Way Of Jesus Christ / Edition 1

by Jurgen Moltmann
     
 

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

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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. 'The way of Jesus Christ' is not merely a christological category. It is an ethical category too. Anyone who enters upon Christ's way will discover who Jesus really is; and anyone who really believes in Jesus and the Christ of God will follow him along the way he himself took. Christology and christopraxis find one another in the full and completed knowledge of Christ. This christology links dogmatics and ethics in closer detail than in the previous volumes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800628260
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Series:
Works of Jurgen Moltmann Series
Edition description:
1st Fortress Press ed
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.84(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
Translator's Note
IThe Messianic Perspective1
1The Genesis of the Messianic Hope5
2The Growth of the Messianic Figure8
3Messianic Categories21
4Christology in Jewish-Christian Dialogue28
IITrends and Transmutations in Christology38
1The Identity of Christology and Its Relevance38
2The Theme and Scheme of Cosmological Christology46
3The Theme and Scheme of Anthropological Christology55
4Christology in the Contradictions of Scientific and Technological Civilization63
IIIThe Messianic Mission of Christ73
1Spirit Christology73
2Christ's Birth in the Spirit78
3Christ's Baptism in the Spirit87
4The Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the Poor94
5The Healing of the Sick - the Expulsion of Demons104
6The Acceptance of the Outcasts - the Raising Up of the Humiliated112
7The Messianic Way of Life116
8Jesus - The Messianic Person in His Becoming136
IVThe Apocalyptic Sufferings of Christ151
1The Apocalyptic Horizon of World History151
2The Human Sufferings of Christ: What Death Did Jesus Die?160
3The Divine Sufferings of Christ: Where is God?170
4Righteousness from the Sufferings of Christ: Why Did Christ Die?181
5The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings: Martyrology Today196
6The Remembrance of Christ's Sufferings204
VThe Eschatological Resurrection of Christ213
1The Genesis and Unique Character of the Christian Faith in the Resurrection215
2History and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problem227
3The Resurrection of Christ and History: the Historical Problem234
4Nature and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problem246
5The Resurrection of Christ and Nature: the Natural Problem252
6Becoming Alive in the Spirit of the Resurrection: the Uniting of What has been Separated263
VIThe Cosmic Christ274
1'The Greater Christ'274
2Christ - the Ground of Creation287
3Christ - Evolution's Driving Force or Its Victim?292
4Christ - the Redeemer of Evolution301
5The Community of Creation is a Community based on Law305
VIIThe Parousia of Christ313
1A Little Apologia for the Expectation of the Parousia313
2'The Coming One'321
3'The Day of the Lord'326
4'From thence he shall come ...': the Category of Heaven331
5'... to judge both the quick and the dead'334
6Expectant Creativity: the Expectation of the Parousia and Affirmed Embodiment338
Notes342
Index of Names383
Index of Confessions Creeds and Other Documents388

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