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Making sense of Jesus: Experiences, interpretations and identities

Making sense of Jesus is comprised of twelve chapters of a Christological nature, which are the result of a multidisciplinary theological research project. The aim of this book is to ascertain how, in the current cultural situation, an encounter with Jesus is determined by specific historical and personal conditions, and what the consequences of such an encounter may be.

Authors:
Francois Tolmie (ed)
University of the Free State
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4804-3523
Rian Venter (ed)
University of the Free State
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1054-4007

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Chapters

  • 1. Caesar, Moses and Jesus as “God”, “godlike” or “God’s Son”
    Constructions of Divinity in Paganism, Philo and Christianity in the Greco‑Roman World
    Peter Lampe
  • 2. Overburdening Jesus with divinity causes theological limitations
    Matthew 4:1‑11 as test case
    Peter Nagel
  • 3. Paul’s way of imparting Jesus Christ crucified
    Self‑portrayal, identity, and vocation in 1 Corinthians
    Dustin W. Ellington
  • 4. “A beloved brother in the Lord.”
    On the reception of Christology and ethics in Philemon 15-16
    Francois Tolmie
  • 5. Interpretive encounters with Christ in Revelation and its reception history
    Pieter G.R. de Villiers
  • 6. The Lamb and the Servant as constructions of divinity
    Pieter J.J. Botha
  • 7. The plurality of contemporary Christological discourses
    Some perspectives
    Rian Venter
  • 8. Christ in pluralism?
    Michael Welker’s Pneumatological Christology
    Henco van der Westhuizen
  • 9. The dying Christ
    Revisiting the ars moriendi in a pneumatological perspective
    Deborah van den Bosch
  • 10. The moral‑theological dimension of Jesus’ way of life
    Peter G. Kirchschlaeger
  • 11. What has Tshwane to do with Copenhagen?
    Groping for an embodied Christology with Tinyiko Maluleke
    Jakub Urbaniak
  • 12. @jesus – A practical theological following of Jesus‑expressions on Twitter
    Jan‑Albert van den Berg

Author Biographies

Francois Tolmie, University of the Free State

Professor in New Testament studies

Rian Venter, University of the Free State

Systematic Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Pieter G.R. de Villiers, University of the Free State

Extraordinary Professor

Pieter J.J. Botha, University of South Africa

Professor in New Testament studies

Dustin W. Ellington, Justo Mwale University

Lecturer in New Testament and Greek

Peter G. Kirchschlaeger, University of Lucerne

Professor of Theological Ethics and Director of the Institute of Social Ethics ISE, Faculty of Theology

Peter Nagel, University of the Free State

Post‑doctorate Fellow, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Peter Lampe, University of Heidelberg

Chaired Professor

Jan‑Albert van den Berg, University of the Free State

Department of Practical and Missional Theology

Henco van der Westhuizen, University of the Free State

Lecturer in Historical Theology at the Faculty of Theology

Deborah van den Bosch, University of the Free State

Research Fellow, Department of Historical and Constructive Theology, Faculty of Theology and Religion

Published
December 1, 2017

Details about the available publication format: PDF

PDF
ISBN-13 (15)
9781928424079
Date of first publication (11)
2017-12-01

Details about the available publication format: Paperback

Paperback
ISBN-13 (15)
9781928424062
Date of first publication (11)
2017-12-01
Physical Dimensions
175mm x 245mm