Jesus Christ Fundamentals of Christology

ISBN-10: 081890917X
ISBN-13: 9780818909177
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
Authors: Roch Kereszty
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: St Pauls/Alba House Publishers
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 554
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
List of Abbreviations
Biblical Abbreviations
Christology of the New Testament
The Method of Biblical Christology
Critique of the "Liberal Quest," the "New Quest," and the "Third Quest" for the Historical Jesus
Reflections on the Method of Historiography in General
A Theological History of Jesus
The Historical Foundations of Faith in Jesus
The criterion of double dissimilarity
The criterion of embarrassment
The personal style of Jesus
Multiple attestation
The criterion of necessary explanation
The Death and Resurrection of Jesus
The Crucifixion of Jesus
The Resurrection
Sources
The earliest kerygma of the resurrection in Paul's interpretation (1 Cor 15:3-8)
The resurrection narratives in the Gospels and Acts
The appearance narratives
The empty tomb narratives
Historical Facts Connected with the Origin of Faith in the Resurrection
Hypotheses Denying Any Form of Resurrection
Various Interpretations of the Resurrection of Jesus
The Resurrection in Fundamental Theology
The epistemological question regarding the appearances
The credibility of the resurrection
The Beginning of the Gospel
The Virginal Conception of Jesus
"The brothers and sisters of Jesus"
The Holy Family
Is Jesus "the Son of David"?
The twelve-year-old Jesus in the Temple
"The private life of Jesus" before his public ministry
Jesus and the Kingdom
The baptism of Jesus by John
The temptations of Jesus
The outline of the public ministry of Jesus
The message of Jesus: the reign of God is at hand
The miracles of Jesus
The phenomenon of the miracle in the public ministry of Jesus
Historical foundations for the miracle accounts
Theological and philosophical considerations
The multiplication of loaves: a turning point in the ministry of Jesus?
The Kingdom and the Death of Jesus
"Get behind me, Satan!"
The Last Supper and the Kingdom
The sacrifice of the Servant
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"
Foretelling his resurrection?
The Kingdom and the end of this world
The implicit Christology of Jesus
The Understanding of the Mystery of Christ in the Apostolic Church
"According to the Scriptures"
"In all the Scriptures" (Lk 24:27)
The Suffering Servant of Yahweh
The Son of Man
Jesus the new eschatological Israel
Jesus as High Priest and Perfect Sacrifice
Jesus the Messiah
Jesus as son of Adam and the last Adam
Jesus as the final and complete theophany of God
The unexpected newness of the New Testament
Jesus as "Lord," "Son of God," and "God"
Jesus is Lord
Jesus is the Son of God
Jesus is God
The value of the Old Testament for the contemporary Christian
Historical Christology
Introduction: Patristic Christology
The character and significance of patristic Christology
The relationship between Christianity and non-Christian religions
The Soteriology of the Fathers
Sin
Redemption
The metaphysical foundation of redemption
Christ as mediator
"He who descended is the very one who ascended"
"Admirabile commercium"
Redemption as victory and deliverance
Redemption as sacrifice
Christ as Teacher and Example
Redemption as uniting all creation to God
Conclusion
The Christology of the Fathers
Docetism and Gnosticism
Adoptionism
Arianism
Apollinarianism
Christological development in the West
The School of Alexandria
The School of Antioch
The Councils of Ephesus and Chalcedon (431, 451)
The Second and Third Councils of Constantinople (553, 680-681)
Medieval Christology
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
St. Anselm of Canterbury
St. Thomas
Christology of the Reformation
Luther
John Calvin
Liberal Protestant Christology
Kant
Hegel
Schleiermacher
Protestant Christologies in the Twentieth Century
Crisis Theology
Rudolph Bultmann
Karl Barth
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Systematic Christology
Introduction: The Unity of the Mystery of Christ
Sin as a Threefold Alienation
Sin
The punishment of sin
The need for redemption
Why redemption through the death of God's Incarnate Son?
The Mystery of the Incarnation
The Old Testament: God entering into solidarity with humankind through Israel
A new stage in solidarity with humankind: God has become a human being
The immanent Trinity as the metaphysical condition for divine freedom in the incarnation
The feminist critique of the Christian mysteries
Historical considerations
Systematic considerations
The ontological aspect of the hypostatic union
The psychological aspect of the hypostatic union
The intelligibility of the incarnation as a mystery of Trinitarian love
The incarnation as an existential process
The Word becoming a human being
Jesus the human being "becoming God"
The Humanity of the Son
What does it mean for all of us that the Son has taken on human nature as his own?
Why human nature?
Why only one incarnation?
Why has the Son assumed our fallen nature?
The human knowledge of Jesus
The common human knowledge of Jesus
Jesus' knowledge of God
The human will of the Son
Redemption as Assumption of Humankind into Trinitarian Communion
The role of the Father
The role of the incarnate Son
The unique character of the suffering of Jesus
In Jesus God himself died for us
The self-giving of Jesus to God on the cross as the reversal of our alienation
The sacrifice of Jesus
The sacrifice of Christ as satisfaction
The role of the Holy Spirit in redemption
The final goal of our redemption
The "redemption" of the material world
The Universal Significance of Christ in the Context of Other Religions
What can the history of religions tell us about the significance of Christian revelation?
What does Christian revelation say about its own place among other religions?
How can we accept Christ as the fullness of God's revelation and universal Savior?
Christ and Possible Other Universes and Extraterrestrial Intelligent Beings
Biblical-historical considerations
Concerning other universes
Concerning intelligent extraterrestrial beings
Systematic considerations
Conclusion
Relationship Between Anthropology and Christology
St. Bernard, A Teacher For Our Age
The Universality of Salvation and the Structure of Salvation History
The Misery of Fallen Man: The Threefold Alienation
The Descent of God and the First Phase of Man's Redemption
The Mystery of Redemption: Liberation, Satisfaction, Sacrifice, Buying Man Back at a Precious Price
The Ascension of Christ and Man's Ascension
Conclusions: The Importance of St. Bernard's Christology for Our Age
Reader's Guide: How To Use the Book for Different Purposes
Index

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