Monday, March 14, 2016

Christology from...

Some scholars advocate Christology from above (starting with God and asking how he became man) whereas others advocate Christology from below (starting with the human Jesus and asking how he was God). At SEMS today Mark Smith suggested a Christology from within the Scriptures that begins by asking how Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament expectations about him, a Messianic Christology. He said, 'Christ comes not as a thunderbolt from a clear blue sky, but as the culmination of God's promise of salvation (Heb. 1.1-2)'. As we read the Scriptures we seek to tune in to 'the kind of person we are expecting - someone with both 'God' and 'man' qualities.'

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