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The Person of Christ (Studies in Dogmatics)

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In this series rooted in the normative significance of Scripture, noted Dutch theologian G. C. Berkouwer examines great doctrines of the Reformed faith, developing and defending Reformed theology through interaction with a wide range of theologies and theologians
Paperback, 372 pages
Published December 1st 1954 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (first published 1952)
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Feb 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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This is the first volume of Berkouwer's Studies in Dogmatics I've read. I was surprised by Berkouwer's clarity and great sense of narrative. He defends a classical form of christology. There are difficult parts, especially when he is combating particular struggles within his Dutch Reformed, early half of 20th century world. But his work is very lively, with great depth. He is strong in his ability to use the authority of Scripture and the work of church in history. The biggest strength is his ab ...more
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Berkouwer offers what could be considered a fairly standard exposition of Reformed Christology. He, as one would expect, outlines the historical situation leading up to the formulation of Chalcedon; and, he treats such topics as the deity of Christ, the sinlessness of Christ, and the hypostatic union.

There are few strengths of this work. First, Berkouwer is very lucid in his exposition of the Reformed Christology. Second, he demonstrates a remarkable familiarity with both historical voices and
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The first part of the book is simply a review of conciliar statements on Christology. While occasionally hinting at new developments, Berkouwer's treatment is little different from what you would find in any historical theology manual.

When he deals with specific aspects like the humanity of Christ and the sinlessness of Christ, he breaks new ground. He notes that traditions like Rome and EO who hold to a strong communicatio of the divine nature to the human really can't make sense of passages th
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Gerrit Cornelis Berkouwer was for years the leading theologian of the Gereformeerde Kerken in the Netherlands (GKN). He occupied the Chair in systematic theology of the Faculty of Theology, Free University (VU) in Amsterdam.
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