The Oxford Handbook of Christology

ISBN : 9780198800644

Francesca Aran Murphy
688 Pages
170 x 244 mm
Pub date
Mar 2018
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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 original incarnation 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 next section 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 about Christ 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. This comprehensive volume provides an invaluable resource and reference for scholars, students, and general readers interested in the study of Christology.


List of Contributors; Francesca Aran Murphy: Introduction; Section I: The Bible; 1 Paul Mankowski, S.J.: Language, Truth, and Logos; 2 Olivier-Thomas Venard, O.P.: Christology from the Old Testament to the New; 3 Gregory Glazov: Jewish Suffering and Christology in Pauline and Recent Papal Thought; 4 Richard Bauckham: The Gospels as Testimony to Jesus Christ: A Contemporary View of their Historical Value; 5 Michael J. Gorman: The Work of Christ in the New Testament; 6 Markus Bockmuehl: The Gospels on the Presence of Jesus; Section II: Patristic Christology; 7 Khaled Anatolios: Christology in the Fourth Century; 8 Brian E. Daley, S.J.: Antioch and Alexandria: Christology as Reflection on God's Presence in History; 9 Andrew Louth: Christology in the East from the Council of Chalcedon to John Damascene; 10 Norman Russell: The Work of Christ in Patristic Theology; Section III: Mediaeval Christology; 11 Aidan Nichols, O.P.: Image Christology in the Age of the Second Council of Nicaea (787); 12 Gabriel Said Reynolds: The Islamic Christ; 13 David S. Hogg: Christology: The Cur Deus Homo; 14 Alison Milbank: Seeing Double: The Crucified Christ in Western Medieval Art; 15 Joseph Wawrykow: The Christology of Thomas Aquinas in its Scholastic Context; 16 Rik van Nieuwenhove: Late Mediaeval Atonement Theologies; Section IV: Reformation and Christology; 17 Brian Lugioyo: Martin Luther's Eucharistic Christology; 18 Randall C. Zachman: The Christology of John Calvin; 19 Mark W. Elliott: Christology in the Seventeenth Century; 20 Kevin Hector: Christology after Kant; 21 Philip G. Ziegler: The Historical Jesus and Christology from David Friedrich Strauss to Ksemann; Section V: Modern and Postmodern Christology; 22 Troy A. Stefano: Christology from Lessing to Schleiermacher; 23 Troy A. Stefano: Christology after Schleiermacher: Three Twentieth-Century Christologists; 24 Raymond Gawronski: Knowing about Jesus, Knowing Jesus: Christology and Spirituality; 25 K. K. Yeo: Chinese Christologies: Images of Christ and Chinese Cultures; 26 Michele M. Schumacher: Feminist Christologies; 27 Diane B. Stinton: Jesus Christ, Living Water in Africa Today; 28 Bruce McCormack: Kenoticism in Modern Christology; Section VI: Imagining the Son of God in Modernity; 29 Calvin Stapert: Images of Christ in Post-Enlightenment Oratorios; 30 Robert Barron: Christ in Cinema: The Evangelical Power of the Beautiful; 31 Rowan Williams: Imaging Christ in Literature; 32 Laurence S. Cunningham: Christ in Art from the Baroque to the Present; Section VII: The Grammar of Christology: Christological Norms; 33 Robert J. Wozniak: The Christological Prism: Christology as Methodological Principle; 34 Simon Gathercole: The Christ of the Canonical Gospels and the Christs of the Apocryphal Gospels; 35 Thomas G. Weinandy, O. F. M., Cap.: The Doctrinal Significance of The Councils of Nicea, Ephesus, and Chalcedon; 36 Kenneth Oakes: Normative Protestant Christology; 37 Gilbert Narcisse: What Makes a Christology Catholic?; 38 Gavin D'Costa: Christology and World religions: A Systematic Perspective; 39 John Webster: The Place of Christology in Systematic Theology; 40 Francesca Aran Murphy: Afterword: The Breadth of Christology: The Beautiful Work of Christ

About the author: 

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 (T&T Clark), God is Not a Story (Oxford University Press) and a theological commentary on I Samuel (Brazos).

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