Christology

James J. Cassidy
In the first post in this series , we gave consideration to Van Til's assessment of Barth's Christology. In this post we wish to examine Barth's own teaching on Christology. The key to understanding Barth's Christology is to understand where he places the act of the incarnation. To use Van Til's...
James J. Cassidy
In the recent resurgence of interest in the theology of Karl Barth--particularly among evangelicals1--theologians of no mean significance have opined on Cornelius Van Til's writings about the dialectical theologian. Van Til, according to some, offered an "absurd"2 and "inept analysis"3 of Barth's...
Of the twelve affirmations that constitute the Apostles' Creed -- perhaps the most regularly recited statement of basic Christian doctrine in the western Church of the last 1500 years -- none has caused greater uncertainty and debate over the centuries than that declaring that Jesus Christ "...
mjones
Who died on the Cross? Did the Second Person of the Trinity die on the cross? We affirm. (But not all of us) I recently read an argument by R.C. Sproul that suggested we should not say the second person of the Trinity died because that would be a mutation within the very being of God. It was argued...
Since writing and submitting the series of posts (beginning here ) on the pervasive Christological confusion in China, I have received a communication confirming that my caution about attributing to our brother the view suggested by his assertions is well founded. As I muse in the final post of the...
mjones
Ligonier Ministries have produced a Creed, as well as Affirmations and Denials, with a focus on Christology - a "Christology Statement" . While I wonder what possible ecclesiastical authority a Creed can have when offered by a parachurch organization, I think their instincts to defend the truth are...
This is the final post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , and 9 and 10 and 11 ). Conclusion There may be ways to construe the supposed pre-existent humanity of Christ without...
This is the eleventh post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , and 9 and 10 ). Seventh Statement: The "Unknown Humanity of God in Christ" "Until recent times," Veli-Matti...
This is the ninth post in a twelve-part series on the current Christological confusion taking root in China's emerging Reformed community (see parts 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 and 8 ) Fifth Statement: Merely Functional Likeness Ironically, holding a univocal view of God's image (see part 8 ) leads...
Alastair Roberts
This is the third part of a multipart series of posts on the subject of the Transfiguration and its significance for Christian theology and biblical reflection. Within the first couple of posts I explored the literary presentation of the event of the Transfiguration, chiefly as it appears in Luke's...