The Incarnate Word: Selected Writings on Christology

The Incarnate Word: Selected Writings on Christology

by John Williamson Nevin, Philip Schaff

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The Incarnate Word contains a selection of the key writings on the doctrines of Christology produced by the theologians of Mercersburg Seminary during the middle of the nineteenth century. Despite the seminary's small stature and marginal position within American religious life, these texts represent some of the most profound wrestlings with the doctrine of the person of Christ that appeared in antebellum America, engaging the latest in German theological scholarship as well as the riches of the Christian tradition. As such, they command more than mere historical interest, providing rich conversation partners for contemporary debates in Reformed Christology, and anticipating the insights of such key twentieth-century theologians as T. F. Torrance. The present critical edition carefully preserves the original texts, while providing extensive introductions, annotations, and bibliography to orient the modern reader and facilitate further scholarship. The Mercersburg Theology Study Series is an attempt to make available for the first time, in attractive, readable, and scholarly modern editions, the key writings of the nineteenth-century movement known as the Mercersburg Theology. An ambitious multi-year project, this aims to make an important contribution to the scholarly community and to the broader reading public, who can at last be properly introduced to this unique blend of American and European, Reformed and catholic theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781630877545
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 12/29/2014
Series: Mercersburg Theology Study Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Authors: John Williamson Nevin (1803-1886), and Philip Schaff (1819-1893) were professors at Mercersburg Seminary of the German Reformed Church, Nevin being among the leading American Protestant theologians of his day and Schaff quickly rising to become the nineteenth century's premier church historian. Daniel Gans (1822-1903) was a pupil of theirs and later German Reformed minister and writer. Editor: William B. Evans is the Younts Professor of Bible and Religion at Erskine College in South Carolina. The author of Imputation and Impartation: Union with Christ in American Reformed Theology (Paternoster, 2008), he has also written numerous articles on Reformed Christology, ecclesiology, and the Mercersburg theology. General Editor: W. Bradford Littlejohn is President of the Davenant Trust and the author of The Mercersburg Theology and the Quest for Reformed Catholicity (Pickwick, 2009), as well as two forthcoming books and several articles on Richard Hooker and the English Reformation.

Table of Contents

Foreword Oliver Crisp vii

Editorial Approach and Acknowledgments Bradford Littlejohn William B. Evans xi

General Introduction William B. Evans xv

Article 1 "Sartorius on the Person and Work of Christ" John W. Nevin 1

Article 2 "The New Creation in Christ" John W. Nevin 29

Article 3 "Wilberforce on the Incarnation" John W. Nevin 46

Article 4 "Liebner's Christology" John W. Nevin 87

Article 5 "Cur Deus Horno?" John W. Nevin 113

Article 6 "Jesus and the Resurrection" John W. Nevin 136

Article 7 "The Moral Character of Jesus Christ" Philip Schaff 159

Article 8 "The Person of Christ" Daniel Gans 210

Bibliography 239

Subject and Author Index 247

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