Symbols of Jesus: A Christology of Symbolic Engagement

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Cambridge University Press, 2001 - Art - 291 pages
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Contents

God the Father
24
A contemporary theory of God as Creator
32
Eternity time and incarnation
44
The Logos and the Holy Spirit
55
Jesus the Lamb of God blood sacrifice and atonement
60
The eucharistic sacrifice
61
The need for the blood of the lamb
68
Resurrection
79
The historical Jesus and the Incarnate Word
159
Jesus Christ and cultural pluralism
171
Jesus Christ and distributive retributive and restorative justice
180
Jesus Christ and nature
185
Jesus as friend
192
Jesus the personification of divine love
198
Imaginative friendship
206
Loneliness the Cross and the Abyss
217

The Church as ritual sustenance
86
Jesus the Cosmic Christ
93
biblical roots
95
homelessness
102
Logos
105
Coming home
115
Jesus Christ the Trinitarian Person
126
Trinitarian symbols
128
The image of God
134
Growing into God
142
Jesus Christ our communion with God
150
Jesus as Savior the Eschaton
224
Jesus the Redeemer
229
Jesus the Way
236
Jesus the Truth
242
Jesus the Life
250
Epilogue And the Holy Spirit
257
Bibliography
262
Index of biblical passages
271
General index
275
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About the author (2001)

Robert Cummings Neville is Professor of Philosophy, Religion, and Theology at Boston University and Dean of the Boston University School of Theology. He is ordained in the ministry of the United Methodist Church. Neville has authored sixteen books, including God the Creator: On the Transcendence and Presence of God (1968; new edition 1992), Creativity and God: A Challenge to Process Theology (1980), Behind the Masks of God (1991), and The Truth of Broken Symbols (1996); and has edited a further seven.

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