The Oxford Handbook of Christology

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Francesca Aran Murphy
Oxford University Press, 2015 - Religion - 670 pages
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The Oxford Handbook of Christology brings together 40 authoritative essays considering the theological study of the nature and role of Jesus Christ. This collection offers dynamic perspectives within the study of Christology and provides rigorous discussion of inter-confessional theology, which would not have been possible even 60 years ago. The first of the seven parts considers Jesus Christ in the Bible. Rather than focusing solely on the New Testament, this section begins with discussion of the modes of God's self-communication to us and suggests that Christ's most original incarnation is in the language of the Hebrew Bible. The second section considers Patristics Christology. These essays explore the formation of the doctrines of the person of Christ and the atonement between the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and the eve of the Second Council of Nicaea. The next section looks at Medieval theology and tackles the development of the understanding of who Christ was and of his atoning work. The section on "Reformation and Christology" traces the path of the Reformation from Luther to Bultmann. The fifth section tackles the new developments in thinking about Christ which have emerged in the modern and the postmodern eras, and the sixth section explains how beliefs about Jesus have affected music, poetry, and the arts. The final part concludes by locating Christology within systematic theology, asking how it relates to Christian belief as a whole. This comprehensive volume provides an invaluable resource and reference for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the study of Christology.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I The Bible
7
Part II Patristic Christology
103
Part III Mediaeval Christology
167
Part IV Reformation and Christology
265
Part V Modern and Postmodern Christology
345
Part VI Imagining the Son of God in Modernity
459
 Christological Norms
517
Index of Names
649
Subject Index
665
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Francesca Aran Murphy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of numerous books, including Christ the Form of Beauty (T&T Clark), God is Not a Story (OUP) and a theological commentary on I Samuel (Brazos).

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