This is a study of the person and work of Jesus Christ in the theological literature and within the various intellectual contexts of the modern period. The course will begin by briefly introducing the classical/patristic confessions on Jesus Christ (Nicene and Chalcedonian Christologies) to set before the class the foundational and principal components of the Christian belief in Christ. The remainder of the course will then be spent primarily and more closely looking at the basic presumptions and claims behind various modernist philosophical, biblical, and systematic interpretations of Jesus Christ during the last two hundred years or so. The course critically analyses these various trends and assesses their theological value for the faith and life of the Christian church.
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