Introducing the insightful new book in InterVarsity's Contours of Christian Theology series! In this latest volume, Letham broadens your understanding of Christ's many roles as he discusses the Lord's 3-fold office as prophet, priest, and king. Within this framework, he explores Christ and the Word of God, the nature and theories of the atonement, and more. 288 pages, softcover.
In The Work of Christ Robert Letham shapes his discussion around the threefold office of Christ as prophet, priest and king. Within this framework he explores the issues of Christ and the Word of God, the nature and theories of the atonement, and the cosmic and corporate dimensions of the mediatorial kingship of Christ. At crucial points the viewpoints of significant Christian thinkers, from the church fathers to comtemporary theolgians and biblical scholars, are introduced and brought into the conversation. Lucidly written and clearly presented, this is a soundly orthodox and engaging presentation of what Christ has done. It is a welcome starting point for students of theology.
Robert Letham (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen), formerly senior minister of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, Delaware, teaches at Wales Evangelical School of Theology and continues as visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C., and adjunct professor of systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is the author of a number of books, including (InterVarsity Press, 1993), (2001) and (2004) (both Presbyterian & Reformed), and (Mentor, 2007).
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