The Way of Jesus Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions

The Way of Jesus Christ Christology in Messianic Dimensions The Way of Jesus Christ discusses the following topics The symbol of the way embodies the aspect of process and brings out christology s alignment towards its goal This symbol can comprehend Christ

  • Title: The Way of Jesus Christ: Christology in Messianic Dimensions
  • Author: Jürgen Moltmann
  • ISBN: 2940000815878
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Nook
  • The Way of Jesus Christ discusses the following topics 1 The symbol of the way embodies the aspect of process and brings out christology s alignment towards its goal This symbol can comprehend Christ s way from his birth in the Spirit and his baptism in the Spirit to his self surrender on Golgotha It also makes it possible to understand the path of Christ as the way leaThe Way of Jesus Christ discusses the following topics 1 The symbol of the way embodies the aspect of process and brings out christology s alignment towards its goal This symbol can comprehend Christ s way from his birth in the Spirit and his baptism in the Spirit to his self surrender on Golgotha It also makes it possible to understand the path of Christ as the way leading from his resurrection to his parousia the way he takes in the Spirit to Israel, to the nations, and into the breadth and depth of the cosmos.2 The symbol of the way makes us aware that every human christology is historically conditioned and limited Every human christology is a christology of the way, not yet a christology of the home country, a christology of faith, not yet a christology of sight So christology is no than the beginning of eschatology and eschatology, as the Christian faith understands it, is always the consummation of christology.3 Finally, but not least important every way is an invitation A way is something to be followed The way of Jesus Christ is not merely a christological category It is an ethical category too Anyone who enters upon Christ s way will discover who Jesus really is and anyone who really believes in Jesus and the Christ of God will follow him along the way he himself took Christology and christopraxis find one another in the full and completed knowledge of Christ This christology links dogmatics and ethics in closer detail than in the previous volumes.

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    1. This is the first Jurgen Moltmann book that I have read cover-to-cover, and I found it to be an excellent, approachable book: a good place to begin studying JM's theology. Initially, I felt the book was a reasonable recommendation for someone who is not grounded in theological studies, but I have to pull back from that view somewhat. While JM is much easier to read than Karl Barth, he does refer to doctrines, themes, figures, and movements with an assumption that the reader has some knowledge in [...]

    2. In general, I appreciate the theological work of Jürgen Moltmann. In this book, however, I noted the absence of a coherent thread, a leitmotif if you will, that holds together an otherwise rambling survey of contemporary christological proposals and constructs. Apparently, the frame in relation to which Moltmann was "developing" his christology is a novel version of "messianic Christology," the shape, texture and color of which is the pluralism of ancient Jewish construals of the messianic expe [...]

    3. Great book on Christology by Jurgen Moltmann. Every book that guy writes is an event. Moltmann has a bunch of concerns that form his reading of Christology. He seeks to re-situated Christology not in terms of the conservative traditional metaphysical categories (two-natures) or the liberal anthropological schemes (Christ as "god-conscience") but in terms of the messianic categories of the Old Testament. He later spells out a "social" Christology that understands Jesus identity through his develo [...]

    4. Moltmann here offers a messianic christology. As is typical with Moltmann, the book is excellent. I have a few minor quibbles, but overall I can’t recommend this book highly enough. Particularly helpful are the chapters on the resurrection and the parousia.

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