Where Christology Began
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An international array of scholars comment on the classic and current understanding of Philippians 2:5--11, searching for insights into the early expression of Christological belief. Contributors include Richard J. Bauckham, Colin Brown, James D.G. Dunn, Stephen Fowl, Gerald F. Hawthorne, L.D. Hurst, Larry J. Kreitzer, Robert Morgan, Brian J. Dodd, and Ralph P. Martin.
One of the best known and most influential passages in the New Testament is the hymn of Philippians 2:5-11, which traces the dialectical path of Christ from preexistence--or pretemporal existence--to incarnation and exaltation. There is little agreement and a great deal of debate on this central text of Christian theology. In this book, an international group of scholars comment on the classic and current understandings of this passage, searching for insights into the ongoing exegetical inquiry.
Brian J. Dodd (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) has served asBrian J. Dodd (Ph.D., University of Sheffield) has served as a pastor, church planter and seminary professor. He has led a pastor, church planter and seminary professor. He has led training in leadership development and evangelism in the U. training in leadership development and evangelism in the U.S., U.K. and in countries of the former Soviet Union. He livS., U.K. and in countries of the former Soviet Union. He lives in Florida. es in Florida.
Ralph P. Martin (Ph.D., University of London, King's College) is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California; at Haggard Graduate School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, California; and at Logos Evangelical Seminary, El Monte, California.
A prolific author, his publications include Philippians (co-authored with Gerald Hawthorne, Word Biblical Commentary Series), A Hymn of Christ, Jude and 1-2 Peter (New Testament Theology Series), Ephesians, Colossians, and Philemon (Interpretation Commentary Series), Reconciliation: A Study of Pauls Theology (revised edition), and The Worship of God: Some Theological, Pastoral, and Practical Reflections.
Martin has served as New Testament Editor for the Word Biblical Commentary Series; he also edited the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters and co-edited the Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments with Peter Davids.