Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Dec 2, 2005 - Religion - 304 pages
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Voted one of Christianity Today's 1998 Books of the Year! With his customary encyclopedic reach and epigrammatic style, Donald Bloesch turns his attention to the hotly disputed, yet absolutely crucial, subject of the person and work of Jesus Christ. He brings a much-needed clarity to the current christological debate, which, as Hans Küng noted, "has persisted since the dawn of the modern age [and] has not yet been resolved." Drawing on more than forty years of devoted study, Donald Bloesch now brings a much-needed clarity to the discussion. Well apprised of the most recent developments, yet grounded in his own deep Reformed faith, Bloesch goes beneath current reconstructions of the Jesus of history to probe underlying issues of theological method, models of salvation, the plausibility of miracles, the language of faith and the doctrine of sin. As Bloesch declares, "Christology constitutes the heart of theology, since it focuses on God's work of salvation in the historical figure Jesus of Nazareth, and the bearing that this has on the history of humankind. To know the nature of God we must see his face in Jesus Christ." This important book is a vital exercise in seeing Jesus Christ faithfully and truthfully.
  

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Contents

Christ in Dispute
15
The Plight of Humanity
25
The Mystery of the Incarnation
53
The Virgin Birth
80
The Preexistence of Jesus Christ
132
Christs Atoning Sacrifice
144
Salvation in Evangelical Protestantism
175
A Reformed Perspective
198
The Lordship of Christ in Theological History
210
The Finality of Christ
229
Notes
250
Index of Names
297
Index of Scripture
303
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About the author (2005)

Donald G. Bloesch (1928-2010) earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and was professor of theology emeritus at Dubuque Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. He did postdoctoral work at the universities of Oxford, Tübingen and Basel. He wrote numerous books, including Faith and Its Counterfeits, Evangelical Theology in Transition, Theological Notebook: Volume 3, Essentials of Evangelical Theology, The Future of Evangelical Christianity, The Struggle of Prayer, Spirituality Old & New, Freedom for Obedience and the seven-volume Christian Foundations series. He also served for a time as president of the Midwest Division of the American Theological Society.

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