Way of Jesus Christ Christology in Messianic Dimensions

ISBN-10: 0800628268

ISBN-13: 9780800628260

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The Way of Jesus Christ discusses the following topics:1. The symbol of the way embodies the aspect of process and brings out christology's alignment towards its goal. This symbol can comprehend Christ's way from his birth in the Spirit and his baptism in the Spirit to his self-surrender on Golgotha. It also makes it possible to understand the path of Christ as the way leading from his resurrection to his parousia?the way he takes in the Spirit to Israel, to the nations, and into the breadth and depth of the cosmos.2. The symbol of the way makes us aware that every human christology is historically conditioned and limited. Every human christology is a 'christology of the way,' not yet a 'christology of the home country,' a christology of faith, not yet a christology of sight. So christology is no more than the beginning of eschatology; and eschatology, as the Christian faith understands it, is always the consummation of christology.3. Finally, but not least important: every way is an invitation. A way is something to be followed.
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List price: $29.00
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Geza Vermes was a religious scholar who became one of the "essential translators and a vocal advocate for their broad dissemination" of the Dead Sea Scrolls, according to the New York Times. Until his death, he was a Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies and Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford, but continued to teach at the Oriental Institute in Oxford. He was born on June 22, 1924, in Hungary and died on May 8, 2013, after a recurrence of cancer. He was 88.

Preface
Abbreviations
Translator's Note
The Messianic Perspective
The Genesis of the Messianic Hope
The Growth of the Messianic Figure
Messianic Categories
Christology in Jewish-Christian Dialogue
Trends and Transmutations in Christology
The Identity of Christology and Its Relevance
The Theme and Scheme of Cosmological Christology
The Theme and Scheme of Anthropological Christology
Christology in the Contradictions of Scientific and Technological Civilization
The Messianic Mission of Christ
Spirit Christology
Christ's Birth in the Spirit
Christ's Baptism in the Spirit
The Gospel of the Kingdom of God to the Poor
The Healing of the Sick - the Expulsion of Demons
The Acceptance of the Outcasts - the Raising Up of the Humiliated
The Messianic Way of Life
Jesus - The Messianic Person in His Becoming
The Apocalyptic Sufferings of Christ
The Apocalyptic Horizon of World History
The Human Sufferings of Christ: What Death Did Jesus Die?
The Divine Sufferings of Christ: Where is God?
Righteousness from the Sufferings of Christ: Why Did Christ Die?
The Fellowship of Christ's Sufferings: Martyrology Today
The Remembrance of Christ's Sufferings
The Eschatological Resurrection of Christ
The Genesis and Unique Character of the Christian Faith in the Resurrection
History and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problem
The Resurrection of Christ and History: the Historical Problem
Nature and the Resurrection of Christ: the Theological Problem
The Resurrection of Christ and Nature: the Natural Problem
Becoming Alive in the Spirit of the Resurrection: the Uniting of What has been Separated
The Cosmic Christ
'The Greater Christ'
Christ - the Ground of Creation
Christ - Evolution's Driving Force or Its Victim?
Christ - the Redeemer of Evolution
The Community of Creation is a Community based on Law
The Parousia of Christ
A Little Apologia for the Expectation of the Parousia
'The Coming One'
'The Day of the Lord'
'From thence he shall come ...': the Category of Heaven
'... to judge both the quick and the dead'
Expectant Creativity: the Expectation of the Parousia and Affirmed Embodiment
Notes
Index of Names
Index of Confessions Creeds and Other Documents
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