The Oxford Handbook of Christology

The Oxford Handbook of Christology

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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 Mediaeval 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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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 171 x 242 x 37mm | 1,216g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Repr.
  • 0198800649
  • 9780198800644
  • 28,242

Table of contents

List of Contributors
Francesca Aran Murphy: Introduction
Section I: The Bible
1: Paul Mankowski, S.J.: Language, Truth, and Logos
2: Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.: Christology from the Old Testament to the New
3: Gregory Glazov: Jewish Suffering and Christology in Pauline and Recent Papal Thought
4: Richard Bauckham: The Gospels as Testimony to Jesus Christ: A Contemporary View of their Historical Value
5: Michael J. Gorman: The Work of Christ in the New Testament
6: Markus Bockmuehl: The Gospels on the Presence of Jesus
Section II: Patristic Christology
7: Khaled Anatolios: Christology in the Fourth Century
8: Brian E. Daley, S.J.: Antioch and Alexandria: Christology as Reflection on God's Presence in History
9: Andrew Louth: Christology in the East from the Council of Chalcedon to John Damascene
10: Norman Russell: The Work of Christ in Patristic Theology
Section III: Mediaeval Christology
11: Aidan Nichols, O.P.: Image Christology in the Age of the Second Council of Nicaea (787)
12: Gabriel Said Reynolds: The Islamic Christ
13: David S. Hogg: Christology: The Cur Deus Homo
14: Alison Milbank: Seeing Double: The Crucified Christ in Western Medieval Art
15: Joseph Wawrykow: The Christology of Thomas Aquinas in its Scholastic Context
16: Rik van Nieuwenhove: Late Mediaeval Atonement Theologies
Section IV: Reformation and Christology
17: Brian Lugioyo: Martin Luther's Eucharistic Christology
18: Randall C. Zachman: The Christology of John Calvin
19: Mark W. Elliott: Christology in the Seventeenth Century
20: Kevin Hector: Christology after Kant
21: Philip G. Ziegler: The Historical Jesus and Christology from David Friedrich Strauss to Ksemann
Section V: Modern and Postmodern Christology
22: Troy A. Stefano: Christology from Lessing to Schleiermacher
23: Troy A. Stefano: Christology after Schleiermacher: Three Twentieth-Century Christologists
24: Raymond Gawronski: Knowing about Jesus, Knowing Jesus: Christology and Spirituality
25: K. K. Yeo: Chinese Christologies: Images of Christ and Chinese Cultures
26: Michele M. Schumacher: Feminist Christologies
27: Diane B. Stinton: Jesus Christ, Living Water in Africa Today
28: Bruce McCormack: Kenoticism in Modern Christology
Section VI: Imagining the Son of God in Modernity
29: Calvin Stapert: Images of Christ in Post-Enlightenment Oratorios
30: Robert Barron: Christ in Cinema: The Evangelical Power of the Beautiful
31: Rowan Williams: Imaging Christ in Literature
32: Laurence S. Cunningham: Christ in Art from the Baroque to the Present
Section VII: The Grammar of Christology: Christological Norms
33: Robert J. Wo'zniak: The Christological Prism: Christology as Methodological Principle
34: Simon Gathercole: The Christ of the Canonical Gospels and the Christs of the Apocryphal Gospels
35: Thomas G. Weinandy, O. F. M., Cap.: The Doctrinal Significance of The Councils of Nicea, Ephesus, and Chalcedon
36: Kenneth Oakes: Normative Protestant Christology
37: Gilbert Narcisse: What Makes a Christology Catholic?
38: Gavin D'Costa: Christology and World religions: A Systematic Perspective
39: John Webster: The Place of Christology in Systematic Theology
40: Francesca Aran Murphy: Afterword: The Breadth of Christology: The Beautiful Work of Christ
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The Oxford Handbook of Christology is a must-have for students of the Bible and theology desiring an update in the main defining area of Christian faith and scholarship. Tomas Bokedal, Journal for the Study of the New Testament
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The Oxford Handbook of Christology is a must-have for students of the Bible and theology desiring an update in the main defining area of Christian faith and scholarship. * Tomas Bokedal, Journal for the Study of the New Testament * This is indeed a beautiful book, which reflects the beauty of Christ himself. * Gerald O'Collins, Journal of Theological Studies * I found this book most helpful. There is plenty of material for those with a theological interest in Christology. * Dr Pravin Thevathasan, Christendom Awake *
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About Francesca Aran Murphy

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 (Oxford University Press) and a theological commentary on I Samuel (Brazos).
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