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Paperback - 443 pp
The New Testament documents cover an intense period of innovation
and development in what we now call "Christology."
Before Jesus, "Christology" did not exist, or it existed,
properly speaking, only in different forms of "messianic
expectation." At the end of the New Testament period,
however, an advanced and far-reaching Christology was already in
place that did not hesitate to speak of Jesus as "God."
This excellent study of the origins and early development of
Christology by James D. G. Dunn clarifies in rich detail the
beginnings of the full Christian belief in Christ as the Son of God
and incarnate Word. By emplying the exegetical methods of
"historical context of meaning" and "conceptuality in
transition," Dunn illumines the first-century meaning of key
titles and passages within the New Testament that bear directly on
the development of the Christian understanding of Jesus.
Chosen by Christianity Today as one of the year's
"Significant Books" when it first appeared in 1980, this
second edition of Christology in the Making contains an
extended foreword that responds to critics of the first edition and
updates Dunn's own thinking on the beginnings of Christology since
his original work.