The Metaphor of God Incarnate: Christology in a Pluralistic Age
In this groundbreaking work, John Hick refutes the traditional Christian understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. According to Hick, Jesus did not teach what was to become the orthodox understanding of him: that he was God incarnate who became human to die for the sins of the world. Further, the traditional dogma of Jesus' two natures--human and divine--cannot be explained satisfactorily, and worse, it has been used to justify great human evils. Thus, the divine incarnation, he explains, is best understood metaphorically. Nevertheless, he concludes that Christians can still understand Jesus as Lord and the one who has made God real to us. This second edition includes new chapters on the Christologies of Anglican theologian John Macquarrie and Catholic theologian Roger Haight, SJ.
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Review: The Metaphor of God Incarnate: Christology in a Pluralistic AgeUser Review - loafingcactus - Goodreads
I read the book because it has been transformational for friends who were raised in very narrow doctrines. I can see how the rigor of the book could help lead one out of a doctrinal cave, but since ... Read full review
Review: The Metaphor of God Incarnate: Christology in a Pluralistic AgeUser Review - Clayton Tinervin - Goodreads
This is hard to rate. John is a great thinker and a great writer. I find his work to be based on flawed assumptions about the claims of Christianity, and I believe this leads to flawed conclusions. Two stars doesn't relate the scholastic quality of the book, but is terribly subjective. Read full review
Jesus Life Death and Resurrection
From Jesus to Christ
The Churchs Affirmation of Jesus Deity
Two Natures Two Minds?
Further Problems of Kenosis
Historical Sideeffects of the Churchs Dogma
Atonement by the Blood of Jesus?
Salvation as Human Transformation
SalvationLiberation as a Worldwide Process
Christian Truth and Other Truths
New Anglican Thinking
New Catholic Thinking
What Does This Mean for the Churches?
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