Divinity and Humanity: The Incarnation Reconsidered

Cambridge University Press, 15.2.2007
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.

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Excellent work at an upper-undergraduate level

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Crisp explicates and promotes a Chalcedonian Christology in the first half of the book while defending this view against three attacks on this classical stance in the second half specifically: a ... Lue koko arvostelu


1 Problems with perichoresis
tempered with humility in the face of the incomprehensibility of
2 The human nature of Christ
Council of Constantinople2 This leads me to prefer dyothelite views
Nestorianism and dyothelitism
3 The anhypostasiaenhypostasia distinction
4 Did Christ have a fallen human nature?
5 Divine kenosis
6 NonincarnationalChristology
Six Christological claims
Christian tradition from its very inception This last point also
So on Hicks Christological programme the Incarnation needs

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Sivu 7 - Person, humility was assumed by majesty, weakness by power, mortality by eternity; and, in order to pay the debt of our condition, an inviolable nature was added to a passible nature ; so that, as a remedy suitable to our healing, one and the same Mediator between God and men, the Man Jesus Christ, was capable of death in the one nature, and incapable of death in the other.

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Oliver D. Crisp is Lecturer in Theology at the University of Bristol. He is author of Jonathan Edwards and the Metaphysics of Sin (2005).

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