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Christ the Key


Part of Current Issues in Theology

  • Date Published: December 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521513241

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  • Through the intensely intimate relationship that arises between God and humans in the incarnation of the Word in Christ, God gives us the gift of God's own life. This simple claim provides the basis for Kathryn Tanner's powerful study of the centrality of Jesus Christ for all Christian thought and life: if the divine and the human are united in Christ, then Jesus can be seen as key to the pattern that organizes the whole, even while God's ways remain beyond our grasp. Drawing on the history of Christian thought to develop an innovative Christ-centered theology, this book sheds fresh light on major theological issues such as the imago dei, the relationship between nature and grace, the Trinity's implications for human community, and the Spirit's manner of working in human lives. Originally delivered as Warfield Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary, it offers a creative and compelling contribution to contemporary theology.

    • Uses ecumenical sources, spanning Protestant and Catholic theology, as well as Western and Eastern Orthodox theology
    • Emphasises the relevance of the history of Christian thought for contemporary theology
    • Essential reading for systematic theologians
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    'Tanner is a fluent, careful writer who has a wide range of historical scholarship at her fingertips, which she deploys with a deft hand to a series of problems besetting modern theology.' Theology

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521513241
    • length: 322 pages
    • dimensions: 223 x 144 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Human nature
    2. Grace (part one)
    3. Grace (part two)
    4. Trinitarian life
    5. Politics
    6. Death and sacrifice
    7. Workings of the Spirit.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Christ, Salvation, and the Spirit
    • Christ, Spirit, and Mission
    • Christian Doctrine Today
    • Christian Theology
    • Christology
    • Christology: Who Is Jesus?
    • Contemporary Religious Thought
    • Elements of Christian Thought
    • Feminist Theologies: Christology
    • Feminist Theology
    • Introduction to Theology: Christology
    • Jesus Christ
    • Jesus the Christ
    • Mercy: A Theological Analysis
    • Person and the Work of Christ
    • Readings in Christology
    • Ritual. Power, Salvation: Religion in Sociological Perspective
    • Systematic Theology
    • The Greats
    • Theological Foundations
    • Theology Seminar
  • Author

    Kathryn Tanner, University of Chicago Divinity School
    Kathryn Tanner is Dorothy Grant Maclear Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. She is the author of Economy of Grace (2005) and Jesus, Humanity and the Trinity: A Brief Systematic Theology (2001).

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