Who is Jesus?: An Introduction to Christology

Who is Jesus?: An Introduction to Christology

by Thomas P. Rausch
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814650783

ISBN-13: 9780814650783

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

Who is Jesus? This is the fundamental question for christology. The earliest Christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, to express their faith in Jesus. They called him prophet, teacher, Messiah, Son of David, Son of Man, Lord, Son of God, Word of God, and occasionally even God. In Who Is Jesus? Thomas

Overview

Who is Jesus? This is the fundamental question for christology. The earliest Christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the Old Testament or Hebrew Scriptures, to express their faith in Jesus. They called him prophet, teacher, Messiah, Son of David, Son of Man, Lord, Son of God, Word of God, and occasionally even God. In Who Is Jesus? Thomas Rausch, S.J., focuses on the New Testament's rich variety of christologies.

Who Is Jesus? covers the three quests for the historical Jesus, the methods for retrieving the historical Jesus, the Jewish background, the Jesus movement, his preaching and ministry, death and resurrection, the various New Testament christologies, and the development of christological doctrine from the New Testament period to the Council of Chalcedon.

Chapters are The Three Quests for the Historical Jesus," *Methodological Considerations, - *The Jewish Background, - *Jesus and His Movement, - *The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus, - *The Death of Jesus, - *God Raised Him from the Dead, - *New Testament Christologies, - *From the New Testament to Chalcedon, - *Sin and Salvation, - and *A Contemporary Approach to Soteriology. -

Thomas P. Rausch, SJ, PhD, is the T. Marie Chilton Professor of Catholic Theology at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. A specialist in ecclesiology, ecumenism, and the theology of the priesthood, he has published eight books including the award-winning Catholicism at the Dawn of the Third Millennium, The College Student's Introduction to Theology, andReconciling Faith and Reason: Apologists, Evangelists, and Theologians in a Divided Church, published by Liturgical Press.

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ISBN-13:
9780814650783
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
Introduction1
Images of Jesus1
Starting Points for Christology3
1.The Three Quests for the Historical Jesus9
The First Quest: Reimarus to Schweitzer10
The New Quest: Kasemann to Schillebeeckx13
The Third Quest15
Conclusion20
2.Methodological Considerations23
From Precritical to Critical Christology23
The Development of the Gospel Tradition28
Recovering the Historical Jesus35
Doubtful Criteria37
Conclusion38
3.The Jewish Background41
The Messianic Tradition42
The Wisdom Tradition48
The Apocalyptic Tradition51
First-Century Palestinian Judaism55
Conclusion60
4.Jesus and His Movement61
Jesus and John the Baptist62
The Jesus Movement68
Conclusion76
5.The Preaching and Ministry of Jesus77
The Sayings of Jesus77
The Parables of Jesus82
The Kingdom of God84
A Note on the Miracle Tradition91
Conclusion93
6.The Death of Jesus95
The Offense Behind Jesus' Death96
Theological Perspectives99
How Did Jesus Understand His Death?103
Conclusion109
7.God Raised Him from the Dead111
The Easter Experience111
The Easter Tradition113
Reflections on Easter Faith118
Conclusion123
8.New Testament Christologies125
Easter Christologies127
Son of God Christologies131
Wisdom Christologies137
Preexistence Christologies142
Conclusion145
9.From the New Testament to Chalcedon147
Faith and the Dialogue with Culture147
From the Third Century to Nicaea152
From Nicaea to Chalcedon156
Conclusion163
10.Sin and Salvation165
Sin and Salvation in Scripture166
Sin and Salvation in Christian History171
The Sixteenth Century178
Conclusion181
11.A Contemporary Approach to Soteriology183
The Mystery of Iniquity184
Jesus Mediates God's Salvation186
Is Jesus the Source of Our Salvation?197
Conclusion202
Glossary205
Index of Names209
Index of Subjects213

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