Christology (2nd Edition)
:In this revised introduction, an internationally respected scholar explores biblical, historical, and contemporary developments in Christology. The book focuses on the global and contextual diversity of contemporary theology, including views of Christ found in the Global South and North and...
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:In this revised introduction, an internationally respected scholar explores biblical, historical, and contemporary developments in Christology. The book focuses on the global and contextual diversity of contemporary theology, including views of Christ found in the Global South and North and in the Abrahamic and Asian faith traditions. It is ideal for readers who desire to know how the global Christian community understands the person and work of Jesus Christ. This new edition accounts for the significant developments in theology over the past decade.
Veli-Matti Karkkainen (D.Theol and DrTheol, Habil, University of Helsinki) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary and also holds a teaching position at the University of Helsinki as Dozent of Ecumenics.
A prolific writer, Karkkinen has published 11 books in English (and seven in his native language, Finnish), most recently The Trinity: Global Perspectives (2007), One With God: Salvation as Deification and Justification (2004), and Trinity and Religious Pluralism: The Doctrine of the Trinity in Christian Theology of Religions (2004), Pneumatology: The Holy Spirit in Ecumenical, International, and Contextual Perspective and Christology: A Global Introduction. as well as more than 100 articles, which have appeared in international scholarly journals.
He is also the editor (with William Dyrness) of Global Dictionary of Theology (2008). He is a member of three working groups of the World Council of Churches and has participated in numerous international consultations. He is also an external examiner for Wales University.
- :<b>contents<br></b><br>introduction: What Is Christology? Why Does It Matter?<br><b>part 1: Christ In Biblical Testimonies: &quot;diversity In Unity&quot;<br></b>1. The Gospel Silhouettes Of Jesus<br>2. Pauline Interpretations Of Christ<br><b>part 2: Christ In Christian Tradition: &quot;unity In Diversity&quot;<br></b>3. The Patristic And Creedal Establishment Of &quot;orthodoxy&quot;<br>4. Modern Christologies: The Quests Of The (historical) Jesus<br><b>part 3: Christ In The Contemporary World: &quot;diversity And Unity&quot;<br></b>5. European-american Christologies<br>6. Christologies From The Global South<br>7. &quot;contextual&quot; Christologies In The Global North<br><b>part 4: Jesus Christ Among Religions: &quot;diversity Without Unity&quot;</b>8. Jesus Among Abrahamic Traditions<br>9. Jesus Among Asian Traditions<br>epilogue: The Future Of Christology<br>indexes