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  • Christology A Global Introduction
  • Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen
  • English
  • 05 June 2018
  • 9780801026218

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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen ¸ 7 Download characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen Read & Download Christology A Global Introduction Stood the person and work of Jesus Christ He then focuses on the christological discussions that took place in the early church and the ways in which scholars have attempted to understand Jesus The heart of Christology is an extended discussion of ten major Western Christologies from well known theologians such as Karl Barth Stanley Grenz and John Hick The final part of the book delves into contextualized interpretations ab. Karkkainen is Finnish teaching occasionally at Fuller Seminary I gather Don t let the Fuller connection or the blurp from Roger Olson uptight postevangelical scare you off Karkkainen s own view point may seem less orthodox than many would like including this reader but this is a WONDERFUL survey of all the streams of thought throughout Church history and across the globe I really wish I had this when I was in the intro courses at seminary It is INCREDIBLY ACCESSIBLE and lucid He will summarize the uniue contribution and distinctiveness of say Locke or Pannenberg in one sentence without oversimplifying Its stunning how good this guy is at summarizing ideas and contrasting them with others It is very irenic too Karkkainen is comfortable in his own skin and just unapologetically revels in his ecumenical neo orthodoxy A great read for those secure and mature in their own theology and not looking to adopt Karkkainen s views but to use him to understand other positions

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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen ¸ 7 Download characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen Read & Download Christology A Global Introduction With Christology Veli Matti KArkkAinen provides an up to date comprehensive introduction to the topic in which voices from around the globe are heard He offers three main perspectives on Christology biblical historical and contemporary and attempts to combine classical and contextual work done in Christology over the course of church history KArkkAinen compares and contrasts how the Gospel writers and the apostle Paul under. Taking two thousand years of Christian theology and surveying it in fewer than three hundred pages is no small feat especially when one includes the complexities of world religions Dr Veli Matti K rkk inen has engaged these diverse theological strands and offers students of theology an inclusive and largely successful survey on the person and work of Jesus Christ He does this in four distinct parts Part one includes a survey of the New Testament witness to Christ beginning with the various Christological titles employed to describe Jesus Titles such as and among many others are expounded upon thanks to the previous scholarship of James DG Dunn yielding a unity and diversity of Christological viewpoints within the New Testament K rkk inen s presentation is helpful and succinct because he draws upon current scholarship and is uick to inform the student about the complex theological titles for Jesus He then turns to Jesus and the Gospels where the great themes are briefly elucidated for Mark suffering and servanthood for Matthew kingship and Jewish identity for Luke inclusion for John the word as life However one can always press for detail for example the Lukan theme of eschatological reversal is not mentioned and would have strengthened K rkk inen s contention for inclusion as Mary s Magnificat praises YHWH for bringing down the powerful and as the one who has lifted up the lowly Luke 146 55 The inclusion of women gentiles and the poor in Luke s rendering of Christ s ministry would have helped flesh out this vital contention as it is a dominant Luke motif With all that said K rkk inen does not force a synthesis between the divergent accounts but prefers to see each account as illuminating various aspects of the life death and resurrection of the One who was and is confessed as Lord and Savior 43 The gospels are a tapestry to be experienced not contained or diluted Rounding out part one is Paul and K rkk inen approaches the apostle in the same manner he approached the Gospels the various titles appropriated by Paul for Christ are discussed and a survey of the various Pauline epistles save for the Pastoral Epistles The unfortunate exclusion of 1 2 Timothy and Titus although understandable as they are certainly disputed texts is a problematic omission when considered against the inclusion of Ephesians Certainly the Pastoral Epistles contain some Christological content that merits consideration and could even aid in the diversification of early Catholicism assuming Paul is not their author For example Titus 213 may be the second instance where Paul affirms explicitly that Jesus is God with the other being Romans 95 Notably Jesus is called a mediator in 1 Tim 25 a text that begs for further integration with the biblical tradition especially since it may contain a theological strand also seen in Hebrews of Jesus as high priest The notion of received text must be contended with if theologians are to exclude three epistles of the most prominent first century interpreter of the life of Jesus Finally K rkk inen contends that Paul believed in among many things the preexistence of Christ and particularly the death and resurrection of the only Son of God 58 The strength of this section is that the breadth of the Pauline writings are mined and each epistle is permitted to stand as sole witness to the truth of Christ with the exception of the Pastoral Epistles Part two is a meditation upon the various Christological heresies within the early church traditions Building off the New Testament K rkk inen explains the various uestions these holy writings produce and the results are fascinating K rkk inen covers Docetism Apollinarianism Arianism and Nestorianism and their advocates and detractors The difficult uestions that were produced by these theological constructs are not hidden by K rkk inen but are rather offered as a means to illustrate the difficulties surrounding the human one from Nazareth The one issue a reader might have is that main patristic sources such as Origen Tertullian and Irenaeus are not fully explained thus leaving students a bit confused as to how the Church got from point A to CThe councils Chalcedon and Nicaea are attempts to solve these perennial problems but do so in a limited fashion For instance types of subordination are not immediately ruled out contemporarily called functional subordinationism with advocates such as Ware and Grudem and this is an area where Christians continue to disagree K rkk inen helpfully distinguishes between the Eastern and Western emphases concerning natures 69 71 and showcases the tragic gap that developed between both East and West over these enduring issues of Christology and dogma Built off these developments the Reformation is front and center in engaging with kenosis Christology and Luther s theology of the Cross paving the way for modern theology Moltmann K rkk inen then takes us on a whirlwind tour of the uests for the historical Jesus and the trappings of liberal Christianity and he opines one hopes that those involved will begin to dialogue widely with systematic theology 108 While the section on biblical studies was largely helpful this part of the book is particularly edifying in illuminating the veiled aspects of church history Part three 109 188 is by far the most substantial part of K rkk inen s work dealing with theological luminaries such as Pannenberg Barth Tillich Moltmann and Bultmann His treatments of each theologian are incisive and his ability to summarize their key points of emphasis is respectable He rightly emphasizes the dialectic that captivated Barth and even includes lesser known theologians such as evangelical Stanley Grenz The only complaint one could offer in this section is that the interesting writings from Grenz were published posthumously cf Rediscovering the Triune God and only one main text Theology for the Community of God from Grenz appears to be consulted at the time of K rkk inen s publication Throughout K rkk inen is charitable and displays the views of in uestion with grace All theological discussion ought to be conducted in such a manner and our author models this well However K rkk inen does not shy away from difficult uestions that result from a theologian s construction of theology For instance he uestions Tillich s contribution to modern theology and asks if the Fall was a necessary event 131 132 and calls his approach idiosyncratic 132 As regards Rudolph Bultmann K rkk inen notes the missionary aspect of why one would be interested in the mytholgical nature of the New Testament 123 This reveals two key truthes in modern theology first we are products of our times and second that we ought to consider how to best offer the gospel to an increasingly pluralistic world Though Bultmann denied the literal resurrection nonetheless it held him emotionally captive exemplifying the power of the Gospel to cause both one to see and yet another to stumble For better or worse K rkk inen has wet the appetite of evangelicals and offered us a strong reason to now read BultmannThe final part of K rkk inen s work in part four concerns various Christological ideas that include black and feminist theology among many others For readers and this reviewer this section is the final bite of a rather fast paced sweet K rkk inen s summation of black Christology is especially powerful in light of modern events Ferguson presenting his students with the problem of otherness and the necessity for reconciliation in Christ The emphasis of James Cone on the life death and resurrection of Jesus Christ offers evangelicals a firm starting point of identification This creedal affirmation found in 1 Cor 151 8 is a strong primer for black Christology and it s a parallel belief that all evangelicals can embrace Liberation and reconciliation Cone said presuppose one another 211 The chapter on feminist Christology is both a painful and necessary reminder for all who profess the liberating message of Christ the use of Holy Scripture to subordinate women This injustice must be acknowledged and rectified A helpful comment by Stanley Grenz of the previous section is this Jesus is not only essential deity but also essential humanity 174 A point that could have been noted by K rkk inen concerns the continual use of generic person human in the Gospels and also by Paul in Romans 5 and 1 Corinthians 15 since Christ is commonly referred as a instead of specific maleman this has some intriguing assumptions that may already press against the mistaken belief that Jesus maleness has often been used as an argument against the full humanity of women 198 Christ s humanity is most often in view not his maleness Christ as savior of women and men is identified as the one who became in John s prologue The humanness of the person as complete in the image of God is what matters in Christ of note is Galatians 328 which directly uotes Gen 127 indicating that the flesh of the Son of God who died and reconciled us of Paul s primary concern Thus there is sufficient biblical warrant to elevate that status of Christ s humanity and not overplay his gender in a manner that would disregard women especially when both genders are active in ministry Rom 16 Phil 42 3 and mutually yield to one another Eph 521 A helpful addition to this section would be the succinct and classic defense by the late TF Torrance who argues persuasively that the Christological excuse to exclude women conflicts with the orthodox understanding of the incarnation as the saving assumption of the whole human being male and female and as the healing of our complete human nature These additional considerations would have helped present some of the biblical witness that has been pressing back against patriarchy from the very incarnationThere is much to commend about K rkk inen s work It is fast paced and yet not without considerable substance passionate without being pedantic The diverse offerings are a breath of genuinely ecumenical air K rkk inen offers us a wide feast of Christian history and theology that pushes all beyond the limits of the evangelical scholastic subculture While there are some weaknesses mostly due to the aforementioned brevity of the textbook nearly every major portion of Church history is discussed most major modern theologians are represented and the major biblical difficulties are examined with a creedal and critical eye K rkk inen s theological distillation can only inspire further study and he is to be thanked for his work

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Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen ¸ 7 Download characters Ú eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¸ Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen Read & Download Christology A Global Introduction Out Christ in various parts of the world Feminist process black and postmodern Christologies extant in North America and Europe are discussed and evaluated Asian Christ as universal Savior African Christ as Ancestor and Latin American Christ as Liberator Christologies round out the discussion Christology is ideal for readers who desire to know how the global Christian community understands the person and work of Jesus Chris. good global and ecumenical overview on Christology