The Oxford Handbook of Christology

Hardcover | October 24, 2015

EditorFrancesca Aran Murphy

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The Oxford Handbook of Christology brings together 40 authoritative essays considering the theological study of the nature and role of Jesus Christ. This collection offers dynamic perspectives within the study of Christology and provides rigorous discussion of inter-confessional theology,which would not have been possible even 60 years ago. The first of the seven parts considers Jesus Christ in the Bible. Rather than focusing solely on the New Testament, this section begins with discussion of the modes of God's self-communication to us and suggests that Christ's most originalincarnation is in the language of the Hebrew Bible. The second section considers Patristics Christology. These essays explore the formation of the doctrines of the person of Christ and the atonement between the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and the eve of the Second Council of Nicaea. The nextsection looks at Mediaeval theology and tackles the development of the understanding of who Christ was and of his atoning work. The section on "Reformation and Christology" traces the path of the Reformation from Luther to Bultmann. The fifth section tackles the new developments in thinking aboutChrist which have emerged in the modern and the postmodern eras, and the sixth section explains how beliefs about Jesus have affected music, poetry, and the arts. The final part concludes by locating Christology within systematic theology, asking how it relates to Christian belief as a whole. Thiscomprehensive volume provides an invaluable resource and reference for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the study of Christology.

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The Oxford Handbook of Christology brings together 40 authoritative essays considering the theological study of the nature and role of Jesus Christ. This collection offers dynamic perspectives within the study of Christology and provides rigorous discussion of inter-confessional theology,which would not have been possible even 60 years...

Francesca Aran Murphy is Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of numerous books, including Christ the Form of Beauty (TandT Clark), God is Not a Story (OUP) and a theological commentary on I Samuel (Brazos).

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.71 inPublished:October 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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List of ContributorsFrancesca Aran Murphy: IntroductionSection I: The Bible1. Paul Mankowski, S.J.: Language, Truth, and Logos2. Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.: Christology from the Old Testament to the New3. Gregory Glazov: Jewish Suffering and Christology in Pauline and Recent Papal Thought4. Richard Bauckham: The Gospels as Testimony to Jesus Christ: A Contemporary View of their Historical Value5. Michael J. Gorman: The Work of Christ in the New Testament6. Markus Bockmuehl: The Gospels on the Presence of JesusSection II: Patristic Christology7. Khaled Anatolios: Christology in the Fourth Century8. Brian E. Daley, S.J.: Antioch and Alexandria: Christology as Reflection on God's Presence in History9. Andrew Louth: Christology in the East from the Council of Chalcedon to John Damascene10. Norman Russell: The Work of Christ in Patristic TheologySection III: Mediaeval Christology11. Aidan Nichols, O.P.: Image Christology in the Age of the Second Council of Nicaea (787)12. Gabriel Said Reynolds: The Islamic Christ13. David S. Hogg: Christology: The Cur Deus Homo14. Alison Milbank: Seeing Double: The Crucified Christ in Western Medieval Art15. Joseph Wawrykow: The Christology of Thomas Aquinas in its Scholastic Context16. Rik van Nieuwenhove: Late Mediaeval Atonement TheologiesSection IV: Reformation and Christology17. Brian Lugioyo: Martin Luther's Eucharistic Christology18. Randall C. Zachman: The Christology of John Calvin19. Mark W. Elliott: Christology in the Seventeenth Century20. Kevin Hector: Christology after Kant21. Philip G. Ziegler: The Historical Jesus and Christology from David Friedrich Strauss to Kand#228;semannSection V: Modern and Postmodern Christology22. Troy A. Stefano: Christology from Lessing to Schleiermacher23. Troy A. Stefano: Christology after Schleiermacher: Three Twentieth-Century Christologists24. Raymond Gawronski: Knowing about Jesus, Knowing Jesus: Christology and Spirituality25. K. K. Yeo: Chinese Christologies: Images of Christ and Chinese Cultures26. Michele M. Schumacher: Feminist Christologies27. Diane B. Stinton: Jesus Christ, Living Water in Africa Today28. Bruce McCormack: Kenoticism in Modern ChristologySection VI: Imagining the Son of God in Modernity29. Calvin Stapert: Images of Christ in Post-Enlightenment Oratorios30. Robert Barron: Christ in Cinema: The Evangelical Power of the Beautiful31. Rowan Williams: Imaging Christ in Literature32. Laurence S. Cunningham: Christ in Art from the Baroque to the PresentSection VII: The Grammar of Christology: Christological Norms33. Robert J. Woand#x017A;niak: The Christological Prism: Christology as Methodological Principle34. Simon Gathercole: The Christ of the Canonical Gospels and the Christs of the Apocryphal Gospels35. Thomas G. Weinandy, O. F. M., Cap.: The Doctrinal Significance of The Councils of Nicea, Ephesus, and Chalcedon36. Kenneth Oakes: Normative Protestant Christology37. Gilbert Narcisse: What Makes a Christology Catholic?38. Gavin D'Costa: Christology and World religions: A Systematic Perspective39. John Webster: The Place of Christology in Systematic Theology40. Francesca Aran Murphy: Afterword: The Breadth of Christology: The Beautiful Work of Christ