God Who Became Human A Biblical Theology of Incarnation

ISBN-10: 0830826319

ISBN-13: 9780830826315

Edition: 2013

Authors: Graham Cole

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 7/6/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Graham A. Cole is Anglican Professor of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, Birmingham, Alabama. Previously he served as professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and principal of Ridley College, Melbourne. He is the author of God the Peacemaker (NSBT), Engaging with the Holy Spirit, He Who Gives Life and numerous articles in periodicals and books.

Series preface
Author's preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Why this book?
Assumptions
Praeparatio evangelica
The Plan of the book
God prepares the way from the beginning
God and God's image
The portrayal of God in the beginning
Some early Christian commentary
God prepares the way to what end?
God prepares the way by promise
Conclusion
Excursus: Would the incarnation have taken place irrespective of the Fall?
God prepares the way in his dealings with Abraham and Abraham's Old Testament children
The patriarchal story and the 'embodied' God
Abraham and the three visitors
Jacob and the wrestler
The Mosaic story and the 'embodied' God
The Judges story and the 'embodied' God
The former prophets and the 'embodied' God
The latter prophets and the 'embodied' God
Conclusion
God prepares the way in Israel's hope
The hope for a divine Messiah
Israel's hope and the incarnation: key texts revisited
Intertestamental hopes
Typology and incarnation
Conclusion
The great mystery
In retrospect
But incarnation?
Conclusion
Excursus: the pre-incarnate Christ, theophany and the Old Testament debate
Cur Deus homo
New Testament answers
The timing of the incarnation: insight from Thomas Aquinas
Conclusion
Excursus: Did the divine Son assume fallen or unfallen human nature?
The significance of the incarnation
Theological significance
Existential significance
Conclusion
Conclusion
Appendix: The theological interpretation of Scripture
Bibliography
Index of authors
Index of Scripture references
Index of ancient sources
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