Published on October 9, 2014 by Jim Zaspel

unknown, 2013 | 224 pages

About the Editors

Oliver D. Crisp (PhD, King’s College, London) is professor of systematic theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Fred Sanders (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is associate professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California.


The contributors explore topics in Christology in papers given at the new Los Angeles Theology Conference. As the title suggests, the essays particularly try to do constructive work within the framework of broadly Chalcedonian theology testing the normal categories of “high” versus “low” Christology, “Antiochene” versus “Alexandrian” Christologies, and other watchwords of the discipline.

Table of Contents

1. Desiderata for Models of the Hypostatic Union (Oliver D. Crisp)
2. Salvator Mundi: Three Types of Christology (George Hunsinger)
3. The Humility of the Son of God (Katherine Sonderegger)
4. The Obedience of the Eternal Son: Catholic Trinitarianism and Reformed Christology (Scott R. Swain and Michael Allen)
5. Exaltation in and through Humiliation: Rethinking the States of Christ (Jeremy R. Treat)
6. “We Saw His Glory”: Implications of the Sanctuary Christology in John’s Gospel (Peter J. Leithart)
7. The Theandric Union as Imago Dei and Capax Dei (Jason McMartin)
8. Christology and Conciliar Authority: On the Viability of Monothelitism for Protestant Theology (Jordan Wessling)
9. Jesus’ New Relationship with the Holy Spirit, and Ours: How Biblical Spirit-Christology Helps Resolve a Chalcedonian Dilemma (Telford C. Work)
10. Reclaiming the Continuing Priesthood of Christ: Implications and Challenges (Alan J. Torrance)


Chapter 1
Desiderata for Models of the Hypostatic Union  

(Oliver D. Crisp)

One of the pair of editors, Oliver Crisp, sets out to state what is in his judgment desirable for conceptual models of the union between Christ’s divine and human natures. Chiefly here, Crisp outlines the doctrinally minimal claims one must deduce from the Christology established at Chalcedon in 451. He continues to make further, less minimal claims related to a model for ontology suggested by Boethius.

First, this doctrinal minimalism continues a theme from the editors’ brief introduction, namely that “consensus Christianity” is desirable on matters where the church throughout its history has had some measure of consensus. The church has …


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