An introduction to christology christology, video 1. One day he will return with power and great glory to judge the world when every knee shall bow to him and every tongue shall confess him as lord. A biblical, historical, and systematic study of christ, 2nd ed. He offers three main perspectives on christology biblical, historical, and contemporary and attempts to combine classical and. It serves as an effective tool for those seeking to understand christology both then and now michael l. Here again we shall not infringe on the domain of the historian and oldtestament theologian, who present their. There he remains in a state of exaltation while his work is carried on amongst men through the holy spirit.
Jayme mathias, pastor of holy family catholic church in austin, texas, sets the stage for our study of christology. We want to relate ourselves to him properly, and so to god properly, on the basis of a proper understanding of christ. An introduction to christology download ebook pdf, epub. In its full extent it comprises the doctrines concerning both the person of christ and his works. An authentic christology must combine the being and the doing of jesus christ, his person and teaching, which are in actuality interdependent, and must not be. All things came into being through him, and without him, not one thing came into being.
Session 1 christology david hocking 3 introduction hand of the throne of god. Who is jesus an introduction to christology by thomas p. Christology the nature and person of christ christology is a field within the larger project of christian theology that has as its central focus the continuing examination of the nature and person of jesus christ, scholars in this field focus on the letters of the new testament as well as the canonical gospels to help. Everything in the heavens and on the earth was created by him jesus christ. An introduction to christology michael glazier books thomas p. Christology is at the center of roman catholic scholarly. In one sense, we can say that the study of christ primarily deals with the person of christ whereas the study of salvation deals with the work of christ, in particular, christs atoning work on the cross. Contents preface page xi list of abbreviations xiii part i introduction 1 jesus mission and theirs. Our redemption was achieved completely by christ the godman in his two states of exinanition and exaltation, which suggests the division of this part of dogmatics into three main heads. With christology, velimatti karkkainen provides an uptodate, comprehensive introduction to the topic in which voices from around the globe are heard. Let me read a few lines out of this that your heart.
The catholic university of america the pontifical biblical commission has recently issued an exten sive document on christology. Published by faith bible baptist church 8688 south main street eden, new york 14057. Christology is the study of the doctrine of jesus christ. Pdf this article aims to present christology not as an addon to monotheism. At its plenary session in 1979 the international theological commission chose christology as its theme for consideration. In this revised introduction, an internationally respected scholar explores biblical, historical, and contemporary developments in christology. Simon peter replied, you are the christ, the son of the living god. The christology of dietrich bonhoeffer 5 view jesus only as a historical figure of the past whose influence somehow affects us. Texts used by arius a suggest son is a creature, the greatest. The incarnational christology of john james parker criswell college, dallas, tx 75201 john leaves no doubt as to the purpose of writing his gospel. Answering that question is the task of what we call christology, a word that means the study of christ and that refers to the branch of christian theology dealing with the person of christ. Over against this, bonhoeffer insists that only the risen one makes possible the presence of the living person and thus provides the necessary condition for christology 45. Luginbill the unique person and work of the word of god incarnate, our lord and savior jesus christ.
Howard marshall even if theology in the strictest sense of that word as thought about god cannot be reduced without remainder to christo logy,1 there is no doubt that the doctrine of the person of jesus is of central importance in christian thought. This is the most important doctrine of the word of god, which follows from the fact that jesus christ is the center and executor of gods plan of redemption from sin, is the only mediator between god and man i timothy 2. Christology, christian reflection, teaching, and doctrine concerning jesus of nazareth. The author avoids extensive footnotes, but, on the other hand, provides helpful introductory notes to the most important books on the various subjects he treats. Rauschs book will serve as an excellent textbook for upperlevel undergraduate courses in christology. The evidence of 1 thessalonians, however, is adequate to give a fairly fixed date for the end of the development of a son of god christology as a means of expressing the essential nature of jesus. By the jewish leadership to preserve their control john 11. Christology based on johns gospel, the word became flesh. While there is substantial agreement regarding six signs, no consensus has yet been achieved regarding possible further. Who is jesus an introduction to christology thomas p. Christology is at the center of roman catholic scholarly attention. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext.
The development of christology in th early church by i. In the beginning was the word, and the word was with god and the word was god. The ligonier statement on christology we confess the mystery and wonder of god made flesh and rejoice in our great salvation through jesus christ our lord. Christology the doctrine of christ 5 christological heresies session 2 i. An introduction to orthodox christology orthokairos. Christology and the historical jesus welcome to ibr. However, unlike many introductions to the discipline of christology, this work does not present a historical survey.
But enemies seeking for a place to hide from his face. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light. Introduction to christology 4 of 8 lesson 01 of 24 christ, as it truly is in the scripture, to appreciate who he really is. Christology, rely for their proof texts heavily on the new testament scriptures. Mcdonald, development and christology, vox evangelica 9 1975. Unfulfilled prophecy basic eschatology prophetic schools of interpretation basic eschatology concluding comments. This church eventually adopted a blend of catholic and protestant ideas. Growing up in an evangelical protestant home, and playing an active role in my local evangelical church, i often heard people complaining that we needed a lot more love and a lot less doctrine. The introduction of christianity has therefore introduced a fundamental conflict.
Christology is the part of theology that is concerned with the nature and work of jesus, including such matters as the incarnation, the resurrection, and his human and divine natures and their relationship. Luttenberger received his doctoral degree in systematic theology from fribourg university. Session 1 christology david hocking 2 introduction there is a little tract that is published by the faith, prayer and tract league and its title is the same as the textbook. He offers three main perspectives on christology biblical, historical, and contemporary and attempts to combine classical and contextual work done in christology over the course of church history. Who is jesus an introduction to christology michael. There is a misconception, among some people that christ is the surname, of the name jesus. The study of the person of christ introduction lesson 1 christology comes from two greek words, christos, the anointed one or the messiah, and logos, word, or study of things related to a particular subject. Christ was created by the father, thus not eternal. Basic christology introduction knowing jesus christ. Study of christ christology christian research service. Alexandrian theologians preoccupied with jesus divinity and developed a wordflesh christology 3 arian christological controversy in 4th century a. An introduction to christology is an innovative text designed with. Christ himself invites his disciples both ancient and modern to study him.
With the father and the holy spirit, the son created all things, sustains all things, and makes all things new. The question in the title of rauschs new book succinctly summarizes its contents. Classical christology and public theology an introduction to new testament christology in search of the christsophia. Emphasis on philosophical enlightenment, the logos spermatikos as the principle of reason present throughout the world. Khristos and, logia is primarily concerned with the nature and person of jesus christ. The earliest christians used various titles, most of them drawn from the old testament or hebrew scriptures, to express their faith in jesus. Christology is the study of the person of jesus christ. Christology the doctrine of christ theology series christology. Schillebeeckxs effort remains the standard for this kind of procedure. The very basis of christology both in the hebrew and greek traditions can be found in the prologue of the fourth gospel on john 1. An introduction to orthodox christology father peter farrington why worry about doctrine. Authors of systematic theology textbooks usually define it more narrowly as the study of the person and work of jesus christ. Who is jesus an introduction to christology project muse. A michael willems dutch master class manual the michael willems.
Introduction to new testament christology 1994 is an excellent introduction to christology from the centrist perspective. Hinlickys erudition, even if i do not always agree with his theological stances. Apologists of the early church, especially justin martyr. Christology the doctrine of jesus christ by pastor art kohl the doctrines of the faith a study in truth series order no.
Development of christology 85 conceived of jesus as the preexistent son of god gal. Titles, roles, and patterns 97 christology in paul 104 christology in the synoptic gospels 109 wisdom and logos. It is an introduction and therefore does not cover topics. Browns auburn distinguished professor emeritus of biblical studies at union theological seminary nyc an introduction to new testament christology. Click download or read online button to get an introduction to christology book now. It serves as an effective tool for those seeking to understand christology both then and now. Christology addresses the issue of jesus being both god and man, and becoming such. Brown hits on many of the standard topics in christology such as the titles of jesus, the resurrection, the messianic expectations of the jews, and the like. Truly god, he became truly man, two natures in one person. A brief introduction to christology part 1 lutheran. We explored some of these questions in seven sessions from march 10, 2002 to may 12, 2002 using father raymond e. Father browns goal was to enable readers to understand the issues and why there. An introduction to christology christology, video 1 youtube.
It is entitled bible et christologie, 1 with a preface by henry cazelles, s. For the hebrew, it is soteriological principle salvific. One of the most important doctrines of christianity is the person and work of christ. If you are looking for a concise and clear introduction to christology, look no further america. They called him prophet, teacher, messiah, son of david, son of man, lord, son of god, word of god, and occasionally even god. Unlike many other works that seek to offer a comprehensive study of christology, the author provides a relatively balanced treat ment of his three areas. Learners will be stimulated intellectually and spiritually as they visit the decisions reached by the early church councils and explore the questions raised since then. An introduction to christology surely the most important question in the world is the one that forms the title for this article. An introduction to hegels theological thought as prolegomena to a future christology. The study of jesus christ also available online at by dr. Feb 03, 2010 5 thoughts on a brief introduction to christology part 1 jack kilcrease before i begin, i would like to make clear that i have a great deal of respect for dr. The incarnational christology of john gordon college. First, paul writes of christ, who is the image of god 2 corinthians 4.992 433 97 1046 1098 111 963 1343 116 825 113 591 575 89 814 1413 1193 244 1489 919 219 459 1476 1513 610 83 986 1359 187 1552 854 610 387 1130 1429 881 1481 474 1350 1389