This book surveys the landscape of traditional and contemporary thought about Jesus. Inbody first grounds his survey in a concise discussion of research into Jesus as a historical person and explores the implications and relevance of that research for contemporary christological thought. In chapter two he outlines classical Christology and Trinitarian thought and then provides a preliminary sketch of a contemporary Trinitarian Christology that emphasizes relationship more than understanding the exact nature of God. In chapters three, four, and five, Inbody surveys the basic positions and contributions of evangelical, liberal/process and postliberal (including liberationist), and feminist/womanist christologies. In his final three chapters, Inbody uses Christology to answer three key questions: is atonement theology nothing more than "divinely sanctions abuse?"; what is the relationship of Christianity to Judaism?; and is Christianity the one true path? This critical, mainstream survey provides pastors and seminarians an authoritative and comprehensive volume on the subject.
This critical, mainstream volume provides pastors and seminarians with an authoritative and comprehensive survey of classical and contemporary Christology.
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