The word christology comes from the two greek words: christos - meaning anointed one, and logos - meaning study christology is essentially the study of the person and work of jesus christ. Hans urs von balthasar and the spiritual encounter between east and west gawronski, s j raymond a comprehensive study of the relevance of von balthasar's work for one of the most important cultural events of our time: the encounter of christianity with asia. In a little book for new philosophers, copan offers a concise introduction to the study of philosophy aimed at newcomers, this brief overview is both a survey of philosophy's basic aims and categories and an apology for its proper function in the life of the christian. Some analytic philosophers of religion and philosophical theologians (notably stephen t davis, c stephen evans and ronald j feenstra) defend a modified version of kenotic christology, one that they think does not contradict the major creedal christological statements. In short, the central argument of this study posits that goodwin's christology is grounded in, and flows out of, the eternal covenant of redemption, also known as the pactum salutis or 'counsel of peace.
A systematic study of the person and work of jesus christ will be conducted in this course beginning with a consideration of method, we will develop a contemporary, integrative approach to christology, drawing on the riches of the biblical, traditional, and contemporary testimony. Philosophers of religion in the american academy of religion—usually trained in de- partments of religion—and those in the american philosophical association—usually trained in departments of philosophy. In exploring christology and atonement, purves brings these concerns together if pastoral theology is about the person and work of christ, then the study of christology and atonement is essential to the ministry of the church. Christology the doctrine of jesus christ by session 1 introduction pray that our study of your word concerning jesus christ will prepare our hearts.
That approach puts the question of god and the question about christ in the very center, which leads to a narrative christology and demonstrates that the place for faith is in the church thus, this remarkable elucidation of the apostle's creed gives an excellent, modern interpretation of the foundations of christianity. What is theology theology is the study of god medieval scholastic theology meant the study of the god of catholic christianity and of the word of god understood as revealed in the jewish and christian scriptures, which were commonly called the old and new testament. Medieval theologians: an introduction to theology in , the medieval theologians provides a clear and comprehensiveintroduction to the period through an examination of the keyindividual theologians of the time chronologically arranged. I can't help but notice, your list seems to be biased towards modern philosophers you don't have any from the first twelve hundred years of christianity, and you have six from the 20th century. Pentecostal theology according to the theologians: an introduction to the theological methods of pentecostal systematic theologians by christopher a stephenson, ba, ma.
Alister e mcgrath, one of the world's leading theologians, provides readers with a concise and balanced introduction to christianity as it has been interpreted by many of its greatest thinkers and commentators, from its beginning to the modern day. On this basis, approaching the study of theology presents an engaging introduction to the breadth and depth of the study of theology, mapping the significant landmarks as well as the main areas of debate. The kerygmatic christ or the christ of faith, as the proper subject of the church's proclamation, came to be viewed as an ontological entity in some way distinct from that of jesus of nazareth, the figure of history. Christology (from greek χριστός khristós and -λογία, -logia) is the field of study within christian theology which is primarily concerned with the ontology and person of jesus as recorded in the canonical gospels and the epistles of the new testament. Christian theologians have been a driving force to promote the authenticity of the bible for many centuries theology is defined as the study of religious faith, practice, and experience especially: the study of god and of god's relation to the world (merriam-webster online dictionary) these.
The work of theologians and philosophers like stanley hauerwas, hans kellner, nicholas lash, john milbank, lesslie newbigin, paul ricoeur, ronald thiemann, hayden white, and others have shown that narrative is not a primitive form of communication from which the theologian can gather select fragments or raw material to use as fuel in his or her. Theology proper concerns itself with the study of the person of god, apart from his works it deals with the existence of god, the ability of people to know him, his various attributes, and the nature of the trinity. The light of christ is a meant to be an introduction to christianity for all comers: non-christian seekers, protestants, or catholics who want to think more deeply about the claims of christianity the book is structured not by apologetic concerns but by a consideration of basic teachings of christianity: god and the trinity, creation and the. Roman catholic christology: two recurring themes brian o mcdermott, sj weston school of theology the recent affaires concerning edward schillebeeckx and hanküng s have made abundantly evident to a wider public what theologians have recognized for some time: christology is at the center of roman catholic scholarly attention.
The task of theologians is, first of all, to construct a synthesis in which are underlined all the aspects and all the values of the mystery of christ into their synthesis theologians need draw the authentic findings of biblical exegesis, and of the research on the history of salvation. For many african theologians, their search for an african christology is not an attempt to depart from the theology of the historic christian church rather, they are attempting to. Answer: the word christology comes from two greek words meaning christ / messiah and word - which combine to mean the study of christ christology is the study of the person and work of jesus christ.