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Christology: A Global Introduction

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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.
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Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Baker Academic
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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
Good introduction to the historical viewpoints of the Church regarding Christ, as well as a basic introduction to theologians throughout modern history and how their thinking impacts the church.
Christopher Porter
A good Christology primer. Part of series of primers by the same author.
Timmy Dy
good global and ecumenical overview on Christology.
Nicholas Ahern
An excellent glimpse into the world of Christology.
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