Christ and horrors: the coherence of christology

Who would the Saviour have to be, what would the Saviour have to do to rescue human beings from the meaning-destroying experiences of their lives? This book offers a systematic Christology that is at once biblical and philosophical. Starting with human radical vulnerability to horrors such as perman...

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Subtitles:Christ & Horrors
Main Author: Adams, Marilyn McCord 1943-2017
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2006.
Series/Journal:Current issues in theology 4
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Christology / Soteriology
B Christology / Theological cognition theory
Further subjects:B Jesus Christ Person and offices
B Jesus Christ
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Non-electronic
Print version: 9780521866828
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Summary:Who would the Saviour have to be, what would the Saviour have to do to rescue human beings from the meaning-destroying experiences of their lives? This book offers a systematic Christology that is at once biblical and philosophical. Starting with human radical vulnerability to horrors such as permanent pain, sadistic abuse or genocide, it develops what must be true about Christ if He is the horror-defeater who ultimately resolves all the problems affecting the human condition and Divine-human relations. Distinctive elements of Marilyn McCord Adams' study are her defence of the two-natures theory, of Christ as Inner Teacher and a functional partner in human flourishing, and her arguments in favour of literal bodily resurrection (Christ's and ours) and of a strong doctrine of corporeal Eucharistic presence. The book concludes that Christ is the One in Whom, not only Christian doctrine, but cosmos, church, and the human psyche hold together.
Christology as natural theology : methodological issues -- Posing the problems : beginning with Job -- Sharing the horrors : Christ as horror-defeater -- Psychologizing the person : Christ as God-man, psychologically construed -- Recovering the metaphysics : Christ as God-man, metaphysically construed -- Learning the meanings : Christ in the hearts of all people -- Cosmic coherence and the primacy of Christ : Christ, the one in whom all things hold together -- Resurrection and renewal : Christ the first fruits -- Horrors and holocausts, sacrifices and priests : Christ as priest and victim -- Christ in the sacrament of the altar : Christ in the meantime
Item Description:Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
ISBN:051160758X
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1017/CBO9780511607585