Dirk J. Smit
-- University of Stellenbosch
"This is the study many have been waiting for -- the mature thought of a leading scholar, weaving together insights from historical studies, biblical material, doctrinal developments, confessional convictions, philosophical arguments, cultural observations, and contemporary experiences in a creative way -- and responding to Bonhoeffers question Who is Jesus Christ for us today? There is nothing available that can be quite compared to this wide-ranging study, rethinking the presence of the living Christ in the light of current debates on the resurrection, cross, and office of the historical Jesus. Given Michael Welkers international repute, this translation will certainly be studied and discussed in many classrooms throughout the world."
-- Yale Divinity School
"Welker helps make Jesus Christ come alive for us today by tackling the many theological challenges that obstruct recognition of God in our midst. In the process he offers a wonderfully complex account of our encounter with God in Christ in all its polyphonic and multidimensional reality. A compelling and wise book."
-- University of Helsinki
"After several books about the Holy Spirit and the creation, Michael Welker here presents a systematic Christology. He builds bridges between classical and contemporary issues, offering new insights on revelation, the cross, the resurrection, and the reign of the exalted Christ. Welkers multicontextual perspective will inform and inspire Christians from all denominations."
"Welkers is an ambitious book which takes stock of current trends and seeks coherence between historical research and theological analysis."
Word & World
"[Welkers] treatment of contemporary and historical positions is insightful, fresh and important."
"Provides an indispensable contribution. Recommended."
"Mature reflections on Christology. . . . The occasional modulation into homiletic mode witnesses to a keen and principled engagement not only with the olive grove of Academe, but also with the Church and the world."