Jesus Christ in Modern Thought
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Where does christology begin? One way of classifying christologies is to divide them into those which begin 'from below', that is to say from the humanity of Jesus Christ, and those which begin 'from above', that is to say, from his origin in God. The classical christology was a christology 'from above.'
In this long-awaited book, John Macquarrie turns to one of the few areas of Christian theology to which he has not yet devoted systematic attention-that of christology. After an introductory chapter, the first part considers the main New Testament sources and also the period up to and including classical theology. A second part examines the Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment critique of classical christology, together with attempts at reconstruction. In the third and final part, then, John Macquarrie makes his own systematic and constructive christological statement. The entire work represents a vital and welcome contribution to an area of Christian teaching which has been particularly under debate in recent years and in which problems and confusions often abound. John Macquarrie, formerly of Union Theological Seminary, New York, is Emeritus Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford.
Macquarrie-Formerly Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford