Divinity and Humanity (Current Issues in Theology: 5)

By: Oliver D. Crisp

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The doctrine of the Incarnation lies at the heart of Christianity. But the idea that 'God was in Christ' has become a much-debated topic in modern theology. Oliver Crisp addresses six key issues in the Incarnation defending a robust version of the doctrine, in keeping with classical Christology. He explores perichoresis, or interpenetration, with reference to both the Incarnation and Trinity. Over two chapters Crisp deals with the human nature of Christ and then provides an argument against the view, common amongst some contemporary theologians, that Christ had a fallen human nature. He considers the notion of divine kenosis or self-emptying, and discusses non-Incarnational Christology, focusing on the work of John Hick. This view denies Christ is God Incarnate, regarding him as primarily a moral exemplar to be imitated. Crisp rejects this alternative account of the nature of Christology. • Deals with six core issues in the doctrine of the Incarnation • Includes topics such as perichoresis and Christ's human nature not often discussed in contemporary texts on this theme • Offers a philosophically sophisticated account that is sensitive to the Christian tradition Contents Introduction; 1. Problems with perichoresis; 2. The human nature of Christ; 3. The anhypostasia-enhypostasia distinction; 4. Did Christ have a fallen human nature?; 5. Divine kenosis; 5. Non-Incarnational Christology. Printed Pages: 202.

Title: Divinity and Humanity (Current Issues in Theology: 5)

Author Name: Oliver D. Crisp

Categories: Christianity, Religion,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press: 2007

ISBN: 0521873525

ISBN 13: 9780521873529

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Brand New

Jacket Condition: Brand New

Size: 228 x 152 Mm

Seller ID: 018630

Keywords: Anglicanism Anglican Christianity Christian Christ Religion