BOOK: Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology

Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology


    Editors: Fred Sanders, Klaus Issler
    Contributors: Scott Horrell, Donald Fairbairn, Garrett DeWeese, Bruce Ware

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Length: 244 pages
Publisher: B&H Academic (October 1, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0-8054-4422-3

OVERVIEW

I team-up with Fred Sanders, a theology colleague of mine at Biola University, in order to co-edit and contribute to Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective. We bring together six highly respected scholars from different seminaries in order to better understand Jesus Christ, not merely as a historical figure, but who He is and what He has done and continues to do as a person of the trinity.

This introductory Christology is particularly intended for advanced undergraduates and entry-level students in biblical and theological studies. We particularly included helpful teaching-learning resources in each chapter in order to supplement knowledge and understanding of each chapter's thesis. For example, each chapter includes a summary paragraph, a list of main claims, key terms, end-of-chapter study questions, and list of recommended readings.

I authored the final chapter, "Jesus Example: Prototype of the Dependent, Spirit-Filled Life." This chapter reflects my own thinking about Jesus as our model for what life is meant to be like in the Kingdom of God. I argue specifically that Jesus Christ's supernaturally oriented life on this earth resulted from his predominant dependence on the divine resources of the Father and of the Holy Spirit, while employing his own divine powers infrequently, if at all. Without an appreciation of the dependence Jesus exercised in the Father and in the Holy Spirit, it is not possible to understand how Jesus can be our genuine example - this is a critical missing ingredient for a robust imitatio Christi.