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A Fresh Look at the Doctrine of Christ,
Essential for Modern Theological Work
Christology was the central doctrine articulated by the early church councils, and it remains the subject of vigorous theological investigation today. The study of the doctrine of Christ is a field of broad ecumenical convergence, inviting theologians from all denominational settings to fruitful collaborative exploration. In the contemporary setting, it is especially crucial for theologians to investigate the scriptural witness afresh, to retrieve classical criteria and categories from the tradition, and to consider the generative pressure of soteriology for Christology proper.
The first annual Los Angeles Theology Conference sought to make a positive contribution to contemporary dogmatics in intentional engagement with the Christian tradition. Christology, Ancient and Modern brings together conference proceedings, surveying the field and articulating the sources, norms, and criteria for constructive theological work in Christology.
Oliver D. Crisp (PhD, Kings College, London) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He is author of numerous books in analytic and systematic theology, including Divinity and Humanity: The incarnation Reconsidered; God Incarnate: Explorations in Christology; and Retrieving Doctrine: Essays in Reformed Theology.
Peter J. Leithart is Senior Fellow of Theology, New Saint Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He was educated at Hillsdale College (AB), Westminster Theological Seminary (MAR, ThM) and Cambridge University (PhD).