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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 April 5th 2012 by Baker Academic & Brazos Press (first published July 1st 2003)
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Nicholas Quient
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 Kärkkäinen 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
Jan 17, 2008 Ray rated it liked it
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
Timmy Dy
good global and ecumenical overview on Christology.
Nov 20, 2015 Brian rated it really liked it
A helpful survey of different approaches to Christology around the globe.
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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.
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The most useful introduction to Christology I have read. Representative and accessible. What a pleasure to read.
Christopher Porter
Sep 16, 2007 Christopher Porter rated it liked it
A good Christology primer. Part of series of primers by the same author.
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Veli-Matti Käkkäinen is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. He has published numerous articles in international journals of theology.
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