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The Origin of Christology [Paperback]

By C. F. D. Moule (Author)
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Lectures in which the distinguished theologian argues that "development" is closer to the truth than "evolution" as a description of the genesis of Christology.

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This book is about the processes by which Christians of the first century came to understand Jesus as they did. Some writers represent these as 'evolutionary', as though a merely human teacher came to be thought of as a divine figure (a new species, so to speak). Professor Moule suggests that 'development' is a preferable analogy, implying not the evolution of a new species of figure, but the development of understanding of what was there in Jesus from the beginning. The author re-examines four familiar characterizations of Jesus as 'the Son of Man', 'the Son of God', 'Christ' and 'Lord'; then he considers the reflexion in the Pauline epistles of an experience of Jesus as more than individual. In his concluding chapter Professor Moule speculates, in dialogue with Dr Haddon Willmer, about the implications of his findings for Christian doctrine. The book, which earned for the author the Collins Biennial Religious Book Award in 1977, embodies his 1974 Moorhouse Lectures in Melbourne, Australia. It was first published in June 1977.

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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.32" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1979
Publisher   Cambridge University Press
ISBN  0521293634  
ISBN13  9780521293631  

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More About C. F. D. Moule

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Moule is former Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University, a position he held for 25 years.

C. F. D. Moule was born in 1908 and died in 2007 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Cambridge.

C. F. D. Moule has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Cambridge Bible Commentary: New English Bible
  2. Cambridge Greek Testament Commentary
  3. Canterbury Studies in Spiritual Theology
  4. Contemporary Christian Insights
  5. New Testament Commentaries (Continuum)
  6. Studies in Biblical Theology
  7. Study in Bible Theology

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1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > General
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Theology > Christology

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Books > Bible Study > New Testament Studies > Jesus Studies

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Get Some Reading Glasses  Apr 5, 2007
This theology book is an important read - it addresses one of the core issues of the Christian faith. Was Jesus' reputation crafted into Deity after his death, or did the early church's view of Him stem from His actual teachings and ministry? This is not light reading. You ought to know some NT Greek, and know some basic Bible, or this book might be over your head. It is a scholarly volume.

This book loses a star for being overpriced, and for the poor print quality. The words on the page are very light. I think the publisher could have made a better reprint than this.

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