Mystery of Jesus Christ

ISBN-10: 1851821279
ISBN-13: 9781851821273
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Reprint)
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Four Courts Press
Publication date: 6/19/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction
Christ, the object of Christology
Historical study of Jesus of Nazareth
The Jesus of history and the Christ of faith
"Ascending" and "descending" Christology
Christology and Jesuology
The Church, the home of faith in Jesus
The Christological faith of the early Councils
Christology and the mystery of God
The Expected Messiah
The account of the beginning
Man, made in God's image
The destruction of God's image through sin
Man cannot redeem himself
The promise of the Redeemer in the Protogospel
Preparation of Israel
The Covenant and expectation of the Messiah
The poems of the Servant of Yahweh
The Son of man
A saviour, king and priest
The preparation of the Gentiles
Christ, the centre and goal of history
The purpose of the Incarnation
Christ, God's greatest gift to men
Christ and time
The Coming of Christ in the Fullness of Time
Jesus really did exist
Jesus Christ, perfect man
The virginal conception of Jesus
Christ had a real body
Christ had a real soul
Jesus, a man of our race
Human features of Jesus in the Gospels
The Mother of the Redeemer
Jesus Christ, God and Son of God
The Church's belief in the divinity of Christ
The divinity of Jesus announced in the Old Testament
The divinity of Jesus in the Synoptic Gospels
The divinity of Jesus in St Paul
Christ, the Word and Son of God in St John
The testimony of the Fathers of the Church
The Incarnation, the work of the Trinity
The immutability of God, and Incarnation
The appropriateness of the Incarnation
The Incarnation and the divine perfections
The appropriateness of the Incarnation from the point of view of the Word
The appropriateness of the Incarnation from the point of view of human nature
God's freedom as regards the Incarnation
The Person of Christ
The unicity of Christ's Person
Nestorianism and the Council of Ephesus
The testimony of the New Testament
The testimony of the Fathers
Union and distinction of Jesus' humanity and divinity
Monophysitism and the Council of Chalcedon
Monothelism and the Third Council of Constantinople
The human actions of God in Christ
The inception of the Incarnation and its permanence
The ontological unity of the person: Christ's being
The terms "hypostatis", "substance" and "person" in the Patristic period up to the Council of Chalcedon
Being, person and nature according to St Thomas Aquinas
Being and person in Christ
The psychological unity of the person: Christ's I
The theory of the "assumptus homo"
Theories concerning the I of Christ
Christ has only one I
Other theories about person and its repercussions in Christology
The Cartesian twist. Anton Gunther and Antonio Rosmini
Karl Rahner's theory
"Non-Chalcedonian" Christologies
Other aspects of the personal unity of Christ
Jesus' filial relationship to the Father
Man's relationship of adoration to Christ
Human language on the mystery of Christ
Christ: Way, Truth and Life
Christ, Mediator between God and men
Christ, King and Shepherd
The nature of Christ's kingship
The universality of Christ's kingdom
Christ's power
Christ, Prophet and Teacher
Christ, the fullness of God's Revelation
Christ's human knowledge
Acquired knowledge
Infused knowledge
Science of vision
Jesus, viator and comprehensor
Jesus' faith
Jesus' infallibility; were there things he did not know?
Jesus Christ, Priest of the New Covenant
The Messiah, priest and king
The notion of priesthood. Priest after the order of Melchizedek
Priest and victim
Christ's priesthood, one and eternal
Christ is priest as man. The essential constituent of his priesthood
Jesus Christ's holiness
The holy Mediator
The grace of union and "substantial holiness"
Habitual grace, the infused virtues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit
Gratia capitis
The fullness of grace in Christ
Christ is incapable of sin, and he is free
The temptations of Christ
Descending and ascending mediation
The Redemption (I)
The life of Christ
The Incarnation
Christ's public life
The passion and death of Jesus
Jesus foretells his death
The Father's initiative
Jesus being "abandoned"
The glory of the cross
The salvific meaning of Christ's passion and death
The sacrificial character of Christ's death
Christ, the offerer of his own sacrifice
The death and burial of our Lord
The indissolubility of the hypostatic union
Christ's burial
The descent into hell
Christ's exaltation
Our Lord's resurrection
The testimony of the New Testament
The resurrection of Jesus-a matter of history or of faith?
The soteriological value of Christ's Resurrection
The Ascension and Pentecost
Christ, Head of the Church
Judge of the living and the dead
The Redemption (II)
The Redemption as liberation and conciliation
Liberation from sin
Liberation from the power of the devil
Liberation from death
Liberation from the Old Law
The reconciliation of men with God
Christian freedom and human liberation
Presuppositions for a theology of liberation
Satisfaction, merit and efficient causality of Christ in the work of Redemption
Satisfaction for sin
The Anselmian notion of satisfaction
Justice and mercy in God
Penal substituttion
Vicarious satisfaction
Adequate and superabundant satisfaction
An infinite satisfaction
Christ's merit
Christ, the efficient cause of our salvation
The Redemption, a mystery of God's love and suffering
Redemptive love
God's suffering in Christ
The universality of the Redemption
Christ is man's saviour now
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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