The Holy One In Our Midst: An Essay on the Flesh of Christ

The Holy One In Our Midst: An Essay on the Flesh of Christ

by James Gordon

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Overview

The Holy One in Our Midst: An Essay on the Flesh of Christ aims to defend the doctrine of the extra Calvinisticumthe doctrine that maintains the Son of God was not restricted to the flesh of Christ during the incarnationby arguing that it is logically coherent, biblically warranted, catholically orthodox, and theologically useful. It shows that none of the standard objections are devastating to the extra, that the doctrine is rooted in the claims of Christian Scripture and not merely a remnant of perfect being philosophical theology, and that the doctrine plays an important role in contemporary theological discussion. In this way, James Gordon revives an important Catholic doctrine that has fallen out of favor in contemporary theology. Also, this project aims to integrate biblical, philosophical, and systematic theology by showing that the tools and methods of each distinct discipline can contribute to the goals and aims of the others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781506408347
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Abbreviations xi

Preface xv

1 The Flesh of Christ and the Extra Calvinisticum 1

2 The Flesh of Christ in Modern Theology: Objections to the Extra Calvinisticum 25

3 The Logos and the Flesh of Christ: Responding to the Objections to the Extra Calvinisticum 55

4 The Temple of God and the Flesh of Christ: A Constructive Argument for the Extra Calvinisticum 101

5 (De)Limiting the Flesh of Christ: The Proper Dogmatic Uses of the Extra Calvinisticum 151

6 Why One Ought to Embrace the Extra Calvinisticum 205

Bibliography 215

Index 237

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