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Christology A Global Introduction

ISBN-10: 0801026210
ISBN-13: 9780801026218
Edition: 2003
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Description: With Christology, Veli-Matti Karkkainen provides an up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the topic in which voices from around the globe are heard. He offers three main perspectives on Christology (biblical, historical, and contemporary) and  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 7/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

With Christology, Veli-Matti Karkkainen provides an up-to-date, comprehensive introduction to the topic in which voices from around the globe are heard. He offers three main perspectives on Christology (biblical, historical, and contemporary) and attempts to combine classical and contextual work done in Christology over the course of church history.Karkkainen compares and contrasts how the Gospel writers and the apostle Paul understood the person and work of Jesus Christ. He then focuses on the christological discussions that took place in the early church and the ways in which scholars have attempted to understand Jesus. The heart of Christology is an extended discussion of ten major Western Christologies from well-known theologians such as Karl Barth, Stanley Grenz, and John Hick.The final part of the book delves into contextualized interpretations about Christ in various parts of the world. Feminist, process, black, and postmodern Christologies extant in North America and Europe are discussed and evaluated. Asian (Christ as universal Savior), African (Christ as Ancestor), and Latin American (Christ as Liberator) Christologies round out the discussion.Christology is ideal for readers who desire to know how the global Christian community understands the person and work of Jesus Christ.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Christ in the Bible
The Many Faces of Christ in the Bible
Christ in the Gospels
Pauline Christology
Christ in History
Early Christological Disputes
From the Council of Nicea (325) to Chalcedon (451)
Subsequent Developments
A New Christological Style
The Beginning of the Quest of the Historical Jesus
The Liberal Picture of Christ
The Collapse of the Original Quest
Christ in the Contemporary World: Western Christologies
Karl Barth: Dialectical Christology
Rudolf Bultmann: Mythological Christology
Paul Tillich: Existentialist Christology
John Zizioulas: Communion Christology
Karl Rahner: Transcendental Christology
Jurgen Moltmann: Messianic Christology
Wolfhart Pannenberg: Universal Christology
Norman Kraus: Disciples' Christology
Stanley Grenz: Evangelical Christology
John Hick: Universalist Christology
Christ in the Contemporary World: Contextual Christologies
Process Christology
Feminist Christology
Black Christology
Postmodern Christology
Christology in Latin America: Search for Freedom
Jon Sobrino: Christ as Liberator
Christology in Africa: Search for Power
Benezet Bujo: Christ as Ancestor
Christology in Asia: Search for Meaning
Stanley Samartha: Christ as Universal Savior
Epilogue: The Future of Christology
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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