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Union with Christ

Adolf Schlatter's Relational Christology
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Union with Christ is the first extensive work on the Christology of Swiss theologian Adolf Schlatter (1852-1938). It offers fresh insights not only to readers interested in Adolf Schlatter's theology in particular, but also to students and professionals from the historical and dogmatic disciplines in general. The first part of the book sets the scene by tracing the biographical context of Schlatter's christological thinking. It explores Schlatter's evaluation of Kantianism, of the revival movement, of Ritschl and the Ritschl school, and of dialectical theologians, particularly Karl Barth. Based on this analysis, the second part of the work examines the dogmatic shape of Schlatter's relational Christology in more detail. From the perspective of Schlatter's theological triad of seeing-act, thinking-act, and life-act, it investigates his relational account of Jesus Christ against the backdrop of a distinct Trinitarian framework. According to Schlatter, Jesus reveals his divinity on the cross as he is able to maintain fellowship with God in spite of God-forsakenness--mediated by the Holy Spirit--and he reveals his humanity by remaining in close communion with sinners, transforming them and gathering them into the new community of faith. ""Adolf Schlatter was a giant of German theology at the turn of the twentieth century who combined painstaking biblical scholarship with a unique grasp of theological issues in a way rivaled perhaps only by Bultmann. Brautigam does a splendid job retrieving Schlatter's Christology as a resource for contemporary theological reflection."" --Johannes Zachhuber, Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, University of Oxford ""This thoroughly researched and enthusiastic study offers a captivating introduction to the world in which Schlatter worked, and while it then proceeds to major on one key aspect of his Christology it never allows us to forget that beyond it there lies a rich and unexplored hinterland where every confessional tradition might dig with profit."" --Donald Macleod, Retired Professor of Systematic Theology ""This volume offers an unsurpassed introduction to the work of Adolf Schlatter, one of the most influential yet most neglected voices in modern theology. Brautigam provides not only a contoured analysis of Schlatter's engagements with exegesis, dogmatics, and ethics, focusing particularly on Schlatter's Christology, but also articulates carefully both the historical context and the contemporary relevance and significance of the work of Schlatter. This is a very fine study and comes highly recommended."" --Paul Nimmo, Professor, Chair in Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen ""Adolf Schlatter was a renowned biblical scholar and theologian whose pupils include several of the leading figures in twentieth-century theology. In this admirably clear, informed, and sympathetic study, Michael Brautigam explores Schlatter's] lifelong preoccupation with Christology. As Brautigam shows, Schlatter's combination of relational and substantive themes in characterizing the person of Jesus continues to merit attention."" --David Fergusson, Professor of Divinity and Principal of New College, University of Edinburgh ""Finally, an English-language monograph on Schlatter that takes the measure of his genius and theological depth. Michael Brautigam limpidly and shrewdly details factors that explain the emergence, erudition, and profundity of Schlatter's christological synthesis."" --Robert W. Yarbrough, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary Michael Brautigam is Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at Melbourne School of Theology.

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    • SKU: 9781498218078
    • Manufacturer: Pickwick Pubn
    • Language of Text: English
    • ISBN 13: 9781498218078
    • Publication Date: 08/01/2015
    • Format: Paperback
    • Author: Michael Brautigam
    • Page Count: 256
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