Christ and Horrors The Coherence of Christology

ISBN-10: 0521686008
ISBN-13: 9780521686006
Edition: 2006
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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/21/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Who would the Saviour have to be, what would the Saviour have to do to rescue human beings from the meaning-destroying experiences of their lives? This book offers a systematic Christology that is at once biblical and philosophical. Starting with human radical vulnerability to horrors such as permanent pain, sadistic abuse or genocide, it develops what must be true about Christ if He is the horror-defeater who ultimately resolves all the problems affecting the human condition and Divine-human relations. Distinctive elements of Marilyn McCord Adams' study are her defence of the two-natures theory, of Christ as Inner Teacher and a functional partner in human flourishing, and her arguments in favour of literal bodily resurrection (Christ's and ours) and of a strong doctrine of corporeal Eucharistic presence. The book concludes that Christ is the One in Whom, not only Christian doctrine, but cosmos, church, and the human psyche hold together.

Preface
Christology as natural theology
Posing the problems
Sharing the horrors
Psychologizing the person
Recovering the metaphysics
Learning the meanings
Cosmic coherence: the primacy of Christ
Resurrection and renewal
Horrors and holocausts, sacrifices and priests
Christ in the sacrament of the altar

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