Christology: A Global Introduction

Christology: A Global Introduction

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Christology: A Global Introduction

With Christology, Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen provides an up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the topic in which voices from around the globe are heard. He offers three main perspectives on Christology (biblical, historical, and contemporary) and attempts to combine classical and contextual work done in Christology over the course of church history.
Kärkkäinen compares and contrasts how the Gospel writers and the apostle Paul understood the person and work of Jesus Christ. He then focuses on the christological discussions that took place in the early church and the ways in which scholars have attempted to understand Jesus. The heart of Christology is an extended discussion of ten major Western Christologies from well-known theologians such as Karl Barth, Stanley Grenz, and John Hick.
The final part of the book delves into contextualized interpretations about Christ in various parts of the world. Feminist, process, black, and postmodern Christologies extant in North America and Europe are discussed and evaluated. Asian (Christ as universal Savior), African (Christ as Ancestor), and Latin American (Christ as Liberator) Christologies round out the discussion.
Christology is ideal for readers who desire to know how the global Christian community understands the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801026218
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1Christ in the Bible
1The Many Faces of Christ in the Bible19
2Christ in the Gospels30
3Pauline Christology44
Part 2Christ in History
4Early Christological Disputes61
5From the Council of Nicea (325) to Chalcedon (451)72
6Subsequent Developments79
7A New Christological Style85
8The Beginning of the Quest of the Historical Jesus90
9The Liberal Picture of Christ95
10The Collapse of the Original Quest101
Part 3Christ in the Contemporary World: Western Christologies
11Karl Barth: Dialectical Christology111
12Rudolf Bultmann: Mythological Christology119
13Paul Tillich: Existentialist Christology126
14John Zizioulas: Communion Christology133
15Karl Rahner: Transcendental Christology140
16Jurgen Moltmann: Messianic Christology147
17Wolfhart Pannenberg: Universal Christology155
18Norman Kraus: Disciples' Christology164
19Stanley Grenz: Evangelical Christology171
20John Hick: Universalist Christology179
Part 4Christ in the Contemporary World: Contextual Christologies
21Process Christology189
22Feminist Christology196
23Black Christology204
24Postmodern Christology212
25Christology in Latin America: Search for Freedom222
26Jon Sobrino: Christ as Liberator237
27Christology in Africa: Search for Power245
28Benezet Bujo: Christ as Ancestor256
29Christology in Asia: Search for Meaning265
30Stanley Samartha: Christ as Universal Savior279
Epilogue: The Future of Christology287
Subject Index291
Scripture Index297

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