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date: 23 April 2019

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This chapter proposes several normative presuppositions for contemporary Protestant Christology, which is taken to be a spiritual and intellectual task which is offered to the church catholic. It discusses the sources, norms, and sphere of Protestant Christology, develops an account of Christ’s person as the incarnate Son of God, and offers a reading of Christ’s work through the traditional category of his threefold office as prophet, priest, and king, albeit with several critical emendations. It also briefly covers the theological significance of the distinction between the Jesus of history and the Christ of faith and differing views of the reason for the Incarnation.

Keywords: Protestantism, Jesus of history, Christ of faith, threefold office, Christology

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