Speaking of Jesus: Reclaiming Critical Aspects of New Testament Christology

Arland J. Hultgren

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1986

Paired Article (Face to Face): Mind Your Tongue: Reflections on Christian Conversation

Issue: What Words Will Do (Vol. 6, No 3, Summer, 1986)

The purpose of this essay is to explore four aspects of New Testament christology which can be called ā€œcritical.ā€ They are critical in the sense of being decisive turning points, even points at which there is a parting of the ways, in discourse about Christ. They have to do with (1) the humanity of Jesus, (2) the role of the God of Israel in redemption, (3) the ministry and death of Jesus in the saving work of God, and (4) the scope of redemption.

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