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Overview Dr. Loewe focuses on Christology today, especially the religious significance of Jesus for culture and society. By surveying Jesus's life in light of the Easter experience, and by tracing the Christology process--the process whereby Christians seek to capture and communicate in words Jesus's impact--this work grasps current Christian, and especially Catholic, theological reflection on the significance of Jesus.
Why did some people want Jesus dead, while others came to honor him as the Christ? What does it mean to say that he was raised," and how did this belief get started? What about the classical expressions of Jesus' religious significance? Where did they come from and what do they mean? What does belief in Jesus have to do with justice for the poor, the women's movement, concern for the environment, and respect for other world religions? These are just a few of the questions that have given Christology a whole new shape in recent years. Through the process of inquiry, conversation, and debate, students, clergy, and other professional ministers receive a complete introduction into the current thinking about Jesus' religious significance the present stage of Christology.
In "The College Student's Introduction to Christology, " Loewe focuses on Christology today, especially the religious significance of Jesus for culture and society. By surveying Jesus' life in light of the Easter experience and by tracing the Christological process the process whereby Christians seek to capture and communicate in words Jesus' salvific impact this work grasps current Christian, and especially Catholic, theological reflection on the significance of Jesus.
Loewe focuses on becoming familiar with issues regarding how people discuss Jesus today; grasping the historical and cultural background from which these issues emerged; and developing an understanding of the methods for resolving them.
Part One deals with the question of the historical Jesus, Part Two examines the origin and meaning of Christian belief in Jesus' resurrection, and Part Three uncovers the Christological process as it unfolds through the New Testament, classical patristic dogma, and today.
The ways in which Christians have sought to express Jesus' religious significance offer insight for what those ex"The College Student's Introduction to Christology" offers individuals a method for encountering Christ in the world.
"William P. Loewe, Ph.D., is associate professor and former chair of the Department of Religion and Religious Education at The Catholic University of America. His teaching and writing focus on Christology, soteriology, and Lonergan studies.""
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Studio: Michael Glazier Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1996
Publisher Michael Glazier Books
Grade Level College
ISBN 081465018X ISBN13 9780814650189
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More About William P. Loewe
Loewe is associate dean of the School of Religious Studies at The Catholic University of America.
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Easy to Understand Christology Aug 4, 2000
There are many new books about Jesus Christ.The kinds of books that Catholic scholars were writing changed about forty-five years ago. What that change was about is the topic of Professor Loewe's book. He has presented the material in a fashion that gives students the backgound to grasp the complex questions of the historical and modern mystery of Jesus Christ. Traditional questions and contemporary scholarship are unfolded as Professor Loewe explores the various approaches and doctrines of christology. This is a very easy to read and understand book about a very difficult subject.