Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed

Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed

by Alan J. Spence

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Overview

Today Christology is of concern to both New Testament scholars and theologians alike and continues to provoke debate within the Church. Christology: A Guide for the Perplexed examines the key debates and defining moments in the early Church and the Reformation. After a brief introduction providing a basic definition of Christology, this historical background provides an essential foundation on which to outline later developments in Christology. Alan Spence then considers the Quest for the Historical Jesus, the work of the major theologians in this area including Barth and Schleiermacher, and from the present day, N.T. Wright and Pannenberg, and explores the contemporary arguments within the field of Christology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780567031952
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Series: Guides for the Perplexed
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 818,615
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr Alan Spence has been a teacher in Harare, an evangelist in the South African townships, a human rights advocate in Zimbabwe and Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. He is now a minister in the United Reformed Church serving two congregations in London, UK.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

CLASSICAL CHRISTOLOGY
THE PARADOX
INCARNATION
ATHANASIUS AND THE ARIANS
THE HUMAN MIND OF THE WORD OF GOD
DIVINE AND HUMAN WILLING IN CHRIST
JESUS AND THE SPIRIT

MODERN CHRISTOLOGY
THE SOCINIAN CHALLENGE TO NICEA
IN SEARCH OF THE HISTORICAL JESUS
A THEOLOGY OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
THE CHRIST OF FAITH AND THE JESUS OF HISTORY
THE DOCTRINE OF THE WORD OF GOD
RESURRECTION AS REVELATION

CONCLUSION
AN ECUMENICAL CHRISTOLOGY

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