- List of Contributors
- The Self and the Good Life
- Nationalism and Patriotism
- The Making of the Modern Metropolis
- The Other
- Freedom and Human Emancipation
- Work and Labour
- Suffering In Theology and Modern European Thought
- Nihilism and Theology: Who Stands at the Door?
- War and Peace
- Radical Philosophy and Political Theology
- Beauty and Sublimity
- Time and History
- The Metaphysics of Modernity
- The Bible
- Divine Providence
Abstract and Keywords
Modern European thought has both challenged the doctrine of incarnation and provided the resources for reconstituting it in the face of this challenge. The critique of metaphysics since the Enlightenment has exposed the inadequacy of the substance ontology upon which the classical doctrine was based. The search to fill the vacuum left by the slow withdrawal of the God of metaphysics has led to a creative engagement with new modes of thinking and has driven forward the quest for more adequate ways of understanding Jesus of Nazareth. The result has been the upsurge of new visions of Christ. This chapter discusses the interpretation of Christ in ethical terms; the Christ of religious experience; the idealist Christ; the kenotic Christ; the dialectical Christ; the existential Christ; the political Christ; the eschatological Christ; the post-metaphysical Christ.
David R. Law is Professor of Christian Thought and Philosophical Theology at the University of Manchester. Among his publications are two books on Kierkegaard, namely Kierkegaard as Negative Theologian (Oxford University Press, 1993) and Kierkegaard's Kenotic Christology (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has also published articles on Kierkegaard in the International Kierkegaard Commentary and in Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources.
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