Incarnation: On the Scope and Depth of Christology

Incarnation: On the Scope and Depth of Christology

by Niels Gregersen


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Deeply engaged with both the tradition and the contemporary world, the book leads readers to an understanding of deep incarnation, interpreting this central Christian idea to address the needs of the entire created order, and allows Christology to be relevant and meaningful when responding to the challenges of scientific cosmology

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451465402
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Pages: 410
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Niels Henrik Gregersen isprofessor of systematic theology, University of Copenhagen. Dr. Gregersen holds his Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen. His two primary research fields are systematic theology and science and religion. He is author of multiple books and has edited a dozen volumes in the fields of theology and science and religion.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction Niels Henrik Gregersen 1

Part I Creation and Incarnation: New Testament and Early Church Perspectives

1 The Incarnation and the Cosmic Christ Richard Bauckham 25

2 Word, Spirit, and Wisdom in the Universe: a Biblical and Theological Reflection Gerald O'Collins 59

3 Saint Athanasius on "Incarnation" John Behr 79

4 Saint Maximus the Confessor on Creation and Incarnation Torstein Theodor Tollefsen 99

Part II Deep Incarnation: Perspectives From Contemporary Systematic Theology

5 Is God Incarnate in All That Is? Jürgen Moltmann 119

6 Jesus and the Cosmos: Soundings in Deep Christology Elizabeth A. Johnson 133

7 Incarnation and the Natural World: Explorations in the Tradition of Athanasius Denis Edwards 157

8 The Wisdom of Fools? A Theo-Dramatic Interpretation of Deep Incarnation Celia Deane-Drummond 177

9 Depth, Sign and Destiny: Thoughts on Incarnation Christopher Southgate 203

10 The Extended Body of Christ: Three Dimensions of Deep Incarnation Niels Henrik Gregersen 225

Part III Divine Presence and Incarnation: Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives

11 Divine Presence-Causal, Cybernetic, Caring, Cruciform: From Information to Incarnation Holmes Rolston III 255

12 Natural Incarnation: From the Possible to the Actual Stuart Kauffman 289

13 Incarnation and Faith in an Evolutionary Framework Dirk Evers 309

14 Jesus: The Way of all Flesh and the Proleptic Feather of Time Robert John Russell 331

Part IV Concluding Reflections

15 Afterword: Reservations John Polkinghorne 355

16 Deep Incarnation: Opportunities and Challenges Niels Henrik Gregersen 361

About the Authors 381

Index 385

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