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By Paul Cumin

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ISBN-13: 9781498226646

ISBN-10: 1620325950

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How can Christian theology confess God as either except the area and in addition concerning it in a manner that compromises neither of those? latest idea has provided an easy answer: it can't. Christ on the Crux analyzes one part of the roots of this denial and charts a course towards rapprochement. The Christologies of 8 theologians supply numerous makes an attempt to narrate the writer and the creature in Christ: Irenaeus of Lyon, Cyril of Alexandria, John Philoponus, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Zizioulas, Robert Jenson, and Colin Gunton. in the patristic period the query is grounded in theology in regards to the incarnation; with the Reformers the point of interest is at the mediation among construction and author; and with the 3 glossy theologians the breadth of the problem is finished with theology right. jointly, those 8 provide a grand-scale viewpoint on a lot of the christological percentages for conceiving the relation among God and every thing else.
In the tip Paul Cumin exhibits how the doctrine of the Trinity seems to open new chances for Christology and specifically for how theology in regards to the Spirit allows a reimagining of these goods of Christian proposal probably on the roots of our smooth rejection of God-as-other.

"Christ on the Crux deals a full of life and impressive research of ways God's relation to the realm has been conceived by means of a couple of thinkers from around the Christian culture. it's a booklet packed with rules, and either its old and its positive components will galvanize debate."
--John Webster, St. Mary's university, the varsity of Divinity, The college of St. Andrews, Scotland

"There are many ways of slicing a course during the woodland of theological historical past. Paul Cumin takes us in terms of thinkers who anxious concerning the relation of a writer to his creatures and encountered its crux in Christology. It proves an illuminating trip. And Cumin is a fabulous advisor, incisive and theologically insightful."
--Robert W. Jenson, the heart for Catholic and Evangelical Theology, New Jersey

"In a sequence of energetic, hugely unique, and deeply probing conversations with the theological culture from Irenaeus to Colin Gunton, Paul Cumin explores the chances of a certainly Christian theology of mediation. He indicates significantly and constructively what occurs to theological mirrored image if we take the Trinitarian mediation of God heavily . . . . What seems to be because the severe crux of Christian religion turns into the cornerstone of theological reconstruction."
--Christoph Schwöbel, Systematic Theology and Philosophy of faith, college of Tübingen, Germany

Paul Cumin (PhD, King's university London) is the pastor at Pemberton neighborhood Church (British Columbia, Canada) and Adjunct Professor of Theology on the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary (Canada).

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