Sunday, January 26, 2014

BOOK REVIEW: Christology, Ancient and Modern, by Oliver D. Crisp

Christology, Ancient and Modern: Explorations in Constructive Dogmatics (Proceedings of the Los Angeles Theology Conference)

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is fascinating; definitely worth reading. The only disappointment I experienced was entirely my own fault: apparently I'm not up to speed with contemporary discussions about Christology, especially as it regards trinitarian "tensions," and so a number of fundamental distinctions within the articles from Scott Swain, Michael Allen, and Jason McMartin were a bit over my head. It didn't ruin the experience. It just complicated it.

My favorite articles were:
1) Jeremy R. Treat, "Exaltation In And Through Humiliation: Rethinking the States of Christ"
2) Peter J. Leithart, "We Saw His Glory: Implications of the Sanctuary Christology in John's Gospel"
3) Telford C. Work, "Jesus' New Relationship With The Holy Spirit, And Ours: How Biblical Spirit-Christology Helps Resolve A Chalcedonian Dilemma"

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