Christology: A Biblical, Historical, and Systematic Study of Jesus

Paperback | August 1, 2009

byGerald OCollins SJ

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In this fully revised and updated second edition of his accessible account of systematic Christology, Gerald O'Collins continues to challenge the contemporary publishing trend for sensationalist books on Jesus that are supported neither by the New Testament witness nor by mainline Christianbeliefs. This book critically examines the best biblical and historical scholarship before tackling head-on some of the key questions of systematic Christology: does orthodox faith present Jesus the man as deficient and depersonalized? Is his sinlessness compatible with the exercise of a free human will?Does up-to-date exegesis challenge his virginal conception and personal resurrection? Can one reconcile Jesus' role as universal Saviour with the truth and values to be found in other religions? What should the feminist movement highlight in presenting Jesus? This integral Christology is builtaround the resurrection of the crucified Jesus, highlights love as the key to redemption, and proposes a synthesis of the divine presence through Jesus. Clear, balanced, and accessible, this book should be valued by any student reading systematic theology, anyone training for the ministry in alldenominations, as well as interested general readers.

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In this fully revised and updated second edition of his accessible account of systematic Christology, Gerald O'Collins continues to challenge the contemporary publishing trend for sensationalist books on Jesus that are supported neither by the New Testament witness nor by mainline Christianbeliefs. This book critically examines the bes...

Gerald O' Collins is Research Professor of Theology at St Mary's University College, Twickenham, and Honorary Adjunct Professor of Australian Catholic University. He has published, alone or with others, 47 books, including Jesus Our Redeemer, Salvation for All, and Catholicism (all OUP). Author of hundreds of articles in professional ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.68 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019955787X

ISBN - 13:9780199557875

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Table of Contents

1. Some Major Challenges2. The Jewish Matrix3. The Human History4. The Resurrection5. The Son of God6. Lord, Saviour, God, and Spirit7. To the First Council in Constantinople8. Ephesus, Chalcedon, and Beyond9. Medieval and Modern Christology10. Divine and Human11. Faith, Holiness, and Virginal Conception12. Redeemer13. Universal Redeemer14. The Possibilities of PresenceSelect BibliographyIndex of NamesBiblical Index

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`Professor O'Collins is a distinguished modern theologian, whose work deserves the greatest respect...This is a volume for which all who are concerned with Christology will be grateful.'Journal of Theological Studies.