Christ and the Spirit

Christ and the Spirit : Spirit-Christology in Trinitarian Perspective

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This is a study of Spirit-Christology-a contemporary theological model of the relationship between Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Del Colle measures this christological model against trinitarian theology and tests its viability. He investigates in particular the development of a Roman Catholic Spirit-Christology, which has arisen from within the modern neo-scholastic theological tradition. Contrary to other interpreters, Del Colle argues that an incarnational christology and a Spirit-Christology are not conflicting but complementary and that this is recognized by the older and deeper tradition. In conclusion, he seeks to demonstrate the productivity of the Spirit-Christological model in reference to three major areas of concern for contemporary systematic theology: cultural pluralism and diversity, emancipation and social praxis, and inter-religious dialogue.show more

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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 162.1 x 234.2 x 21.3mm | 607.13g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195077768
  • 9780195077766
  • 1,191,034

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Del Colle's model both exhibits advantages over the other models in its deliberate maintenance rather than rejection or reduction of the full doctrine of the Trinity ... and also throws light on further theological questions while at the same time deepening trinitarian faith. Del Colle proves to be a careful and accurate guide through a difficult theological terrain ... Christ and the Spirit provides a significant starting-point for further examination of Coffey and even fresh constructive proposals for a Spirit-Christology in an orthodox trinitarian perspective. * Simon Francis Gaine, OP, Journal of Theological Studies, Vol. 48, No. 1, Apr '97 * 'an important book ... a useful counter-point to occasional conceptual generosity in contemporary theologizing' Christoph Schwobel, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat, Kiel `Ralph Del Colle's study is an important book' Theology 'This monograph does not make for easy reading, but it will undoubtedly repay careful study.' George Newlands, University of Glasgow, Expository Times Dec '94 'it will undoubtedly repay careful study' George Newlands, University of Glasgow, The Expository Times, Volume 106, Number 3, December 1994show more

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