Throughout the history of the church the doctrine of the person of Christ has been a centerpiece of theological reflection. In The Person of Christ Donald Macleod rearticulates this multifaceted doctrine. He begins with the New Testament and recent attempts to understand its Christology. Macleod then turns his attention to Christ in the history of Christian theology, examining the principal issues extending from Arianism in the fourth century to kenotic Christology in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the current debate over the uniqueness of Christ.
The Person of Christ is a valuable point of entrance and a biblical assessment of the full panorama of issues that have shaped orthodox confessions of Christ through the centuries. The pathway of Christian revelation and tradition is clearly charted, with hazards new and old carefully marked.
"This series has been around for over a decade now and has established itself as providing learned yet accessible treatments of key topics in systematic theology. The authors are not only fine theological thinkers, they are also passionate churchmen with a love for God's people and a desire to see the church grow in her knowledge of grace. Each volume blends exegesis, theological synthesis and judicious dialogue with the history of theology to provide an excellent treatment of the chosen topic. Highly recommended for thoughtful Christians who want to deepen their knowledge of Christian theology."
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PART ONE: "VERY GOD OF VERY GOD"--FROM THE GOSPELS TO NICEA
1. The Virgin Birth
2. The Pre-existence of Christ
3. Christ, the Son of God
4. The Jesus of History
5. The Christ of Faith: "Very God of Very God"
PART TWO: "VERY GOD, VERY MAN"--TO CHALCEDON AND BEYOND
6. The Incarnation
7. Chalcedon: "Perfect in Godhead, Perfect in Manhood"
8. Kenosis: Making Himself Nothing
9. The Sinlessness of Christ
10. No Other Name: The Uniqueness of Christ in Modern Theology
For Further Reading
Index of Biblical References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects