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Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology

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Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective features six highly respected scholars from schools such as Erskine Theological Seminary, Talbot School of Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. These scholars address an issue that has a significant impact on the way Christians should approach everyday evangelism but is often ignored: the fundame ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by B Academic
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Brent McCulley
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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An awesome intermediate christology by some excellent contemporary evangelical theologians. I have greatly benefited from this book, and have learned much, and also been challenged. This will stay on my shelf as a future book of reference, and also one that is easily accessible for academic work. In that regard it has already proved useful. The best essays by far in this companion are the Cyrilian christology by Fairbairn, and the new metaphysical model of the incarnation by Craig, Moreland, and ...more
Allen Battle
Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is a modern effort to bring together two of the most important areas of theology in the history of Christian theology: Trinitarianism and Christology. The book is co-authored and edited by Fred Sanders and Klaus Issler. Sanders “holds a degree in art from Murray State University and an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky, with a PhD from the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Since 1999 he has taught in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University.” “K
Nathan Parker
Nov 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent overview of the doctrine of Christology in a Trinitarian Theology sense. It provided me with an solid understanding of Christology and the Trinity as well as some beneficial research. Additionally, some of the topics and viewpoints in the book have stirred me to wish to examine them deeper and perform additional research on these topics and viewpoints. While I agree with much of the content of the book, some of the content I would need to perform additional research on befor ...more
Matt Crawford
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
A collection of essays around the identity and work of Christ in the scope of the Trinity. There is a strong emphasis on Chalcedon. I do wish it had extended to other aspects of the debate beyond Arianism and Apollianariansm
Andy Efting
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very helpful book on issues of the Trinity and the Hypostatic Union. It definitely tends toward the academic but if you can work your way through this book you will be richly rewarded.
Luke Thompson
The chapters by Sanders and Fairbairn are a real pleasure to read and provide a good introduction to early discussions on the person of Christ. DeWeese's chapter is a helpful philosophical discussion of the definitions of nature, personhood, etc, though his attribution of will to personhood vs nature creates greater problems than he solves. The tritheistic leanings of the remaining authors are entirely unsatisfying and troubling, especially with Horrell and Ware. Issler's perfectionism through t ...more
Dec 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective is an excellent resource for exploring the person and work of a Christ and the theological foundations and developments in the Church's understanding of Christology and the incarnation. Fairbairn's chapter on the positive contribution of Chalcedon is particularly helpful, and DeWeese's chapter is an excellent treatment of contemporary monotheletism. Issler's concluding chapter on the dependency of Jesus on the Father and Spirit in his earthly life gives a biblica ...more
Darren Duke
Very useful volume for intermediate level theological studies on the Trinity. The final two chapters were the only less-than-stellar parts. I didn't come away with a clear resolution on the paradox of the divine and human natures of Jesus though the stated purpose of these chapters was to try. I was also in persuaded by the dependence theory arguments in the final chapter. Overall, I recommend this book to all who want or need to understand how the early Church councils have served and protected ...more
Todd Miles
Jan 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christology
This edited volume is a timely addition to any Christological library. The book offers a fantastic mix of church history, philosophy, and theology. The articles do not simply repeat the status quo, but are based on strong tradition while simultaneously pushing thinking forward on a number of significant issues that have strong implications for how life is lived at the most practical level. It is probably aimed at the college level (at best) but more likely a seminary audience.
Seth Channell
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Great content but I was not particularity interested in the subject.
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Excellent. I found Fairburn's treatment of Chalcedon, and DeWeese's chapter on models for the incarnation, especially helpful.
Tyler Hoffler
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book challenged my theology and gave me more clarity in my Trinitarian perspective. I recommend this book to all serious readers of theology.
Apr 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
At least the Sanders part. Other parts: 3/4 stars.
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Fred Sanders is associate professor of theology at Biola Unitersity's Torrey Honors Institute. A popular blogger and speaker, Sanders has authored numerous journal articles and written or contributed to several books.
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