JESUS, GOD AND MAN by Wolfhart Pannenberg


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One of the more prominent among recent German New Testament scholars undertakes in this volume to give a fresh interpretation of the problems surrounding Christology. Since the Enlightenment, he believes, the historical picture of Jesus has become removed further and further from the dogmatic interpretation of Jesus as Christ. Nevertheless, the question of Jesus' true significance is crucial for the Christian. This is especially true because of the Christian claim that men know God only as he has been revealed in and through Jesus -- while, at the same time, one can speak about Jesus only by talking about God. Dr. Pannenberg believes that Christology not only has changed its form and substance through the centuries, but that a theory of the development of Christological doctrine could be worked out, if the historically available materials were studied deeply. The present volume does not undertake this task, but it does give some pointers toward the issues and the procedures that might be involved in such a study. Meticulous in scholarship, broadly informed, and lucidly written, this book should be of prime interest to scholars and students of theology, including many of the clergy.

Pub Date: May 6th, 1968
ISBN: 0664244688
Publisher: Westminster