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Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 254 Vendor: Wipf & Stock Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X .50 (inches) ISBN: 160899631X ISBN-13: 9781608996315 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
Synopsis: This book presents a dynamic picture of Jesus and relates this picture to Jesus' fundamental and underlying relationship with his Father through the Holy Spirit. The concrete expression of that relationship in Jesus' life, ministry, death, and resurrection is presented in a unified manner, avoiding the pitfall of majoring on only one of these aspects. This holistic and dynamic picture of Jesus in intimate fellowship with his Father through the Spirit gives the readers a valuable glimpse into the mystery of the Trinity and invites them to reflect on what it means to follow Jesus as individuals and as communities in the context of the twenty-first century with its many challenges. Endorsements: "All too often Christology has . . . failed to give proper account of the spiritual basis for Jesus' life and ministry as well as for his death and resurrection. This book provides a necessary corrective for this failure and shows the relevance of a Trinitarian Christology to the life and mission of the church in today's world. I wholeheartedly recommend this work by one of the most capable theologians from the Majority World." -C. Ren Padilla President Emeritus Kairos Foundation, Buenos Aires "Another book on Jesus? Yes, but it is different. This excellent refreshing look at the Trinitarian engagement in mission provides a comprehensive tool for holistic involvement in society. Dr. Damon So . . . has shown us that insightful and scholarly reflection can be both accessible to the community of disciples as well as faithful and deeply reverential to the Trinitarian revelation of God. The book will be a welcome resource for those who seek a holistic understanding of Christian faith and mission." -C.B. Samuel Chairman Micah Challenge India "The author attempts to present to lay people some important aspects of the complex subject of the Trinity-Jesus in intimate relationship with the Father through the Holy Spirit. He has succeeded not only in doing so, but also in convincing me that our understanding of the Trinity has far reaching implications for the nature of the Church, mission, and our Christian life." -Wonsuk Ma Executive Director Oxford Centre for Mission Studies "The teachings of Jesus are revolutionary in nature. His words liberate people from their spiritual blindness. His actions bring freedom to those who are physically, emotionally, mentally, or socially unwell. I appreciate the refreshing biblical presentation of the person of Jesus in this book. The author has demonstrated a wide knowledge of various traditions, including the Chinese one, in making his arguments lively and thought provoking. The theme of this book deserves our attention." -Jason Yeung Professor of Theology China Graduate School of Theology, Hong Kong Biography: Damon So studied theology atOxfordUniversity, andWalesUniversity. His first doctorate was in Atmospheric Dynamics at Imperial College, London.He isResearch Tutor in theology at the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, andthe author ofJesus' Revelation of His Father: A Narrative-Conceptual Study of the Trinity with Special Reference to Karl Barth (2006).