Metaphor of God Incarnate Christology in a Pluralistic Age

ISBN-10: 0664230377
ISBN-13: 9780664230371
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: John Hick
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Description: In this groundbreaking work, John Hick refutes the traditional Christian understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. According to Hick, Jesus did not teach what was to become the orthodox understanding of him: that he was God incarnate who became human to  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 2/16/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 204
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

In this groundbreaking work, John Hick refutes the traditional Christian understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. According to Hick, Jesus did not teach what was to become the orthodox understanding of him: that he was God incarnate who became human to die for the sins of the world. Further, the traditional dogma of Jesus' two natures?human and divine?cannot be explained satisfactorily, and worse, it has been used to justify great human evils. Thus, the divine incarnation, he explains, is best understood metaphorically. Nevertheless, he concludes that Christians can still understand Jesus as Lord and the one who has made God real to us. This second edition includes new chapters on the christologies of Catholic theologian Roger Haight and Anglican theologian John Macquarrie.

Today's starting point
Jesus' life, death and resurrection
From Jesus to Christ
The church's affirmation of Jesus' deity
Two natures - two minds?
Divine self-emptying?
Further problems of Kenosis
Historical side-effects of the church's dogma
Plural incarnations?
Divine incarnation as metaphor
Atonement by the blood of Jesus?
Salvation as human transformation
Salvation/liberation as a world-wide process
Christian truth and other truths
New Anglican thinking
New Catholic thinking
What does this mean for the churches?

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