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The study of Jesus remains central to Christianity. "Who was and is Jesus?" and "What has he done for us and for our world?" are crucial questions that demand careful consideration and perennial answers. These Christological questions reach to the heart of Christian identity--both in its understanding of itself and in its relation to other world religions. In Christology: Origins, Developments, Debates , Gerald O'Collins continues his groundbreaking work in Christology by first tracing its major developments over the last fifty years. He next turns to a theology of resurrection--Christology's central event--and the foundational roles played by its two great witnesses, Peter and Paul. O'Collins then masterfully constructs a "theology of religions" that explores the relationship of Christianity to other living faiths precisely in light of the priesthood of Jesus Christ. In this volume, O'Collins engages the riches of the tradition and the challenges of the present to aid scholars and students alike who wish to grasp the centrality of the second person of the Trinity to the Christian faith.
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Preface PART ONE1. Christology--The Last Fifty Years2. Revisiting the Person of Jesus3. Revisiting the Work of Jesus PART TWO4. Paul as a Witness to the Risen Jesus5. Peter as Witness to Easter PART THREE6. The Priesthood of Christ and Followers of Other Faiths7. Jacques Dupuis and Religious Pluralism8. Jacques Dupuis and Karl Rahner NotesA Bibliography of Gerald O'Collins, SJ (2000-2013)Works CitedCreditsIndex of Names

About the Author

Gerald O'Collins, SJ, AC, taught Fundamental and Systematic Theology at the Gregorian University, Rome, for 33 years. He is now an adjunct professor of Australian Catholic University, a fellow of the University of Divinity, and writer-in-residence at Jesuit Theological College, Parkville (Australia). He has authored or co-authored more than sixty published books.


This book is ideal for bringing undergraduates and church leaders up to speed regarding various post-conciliar debates in systematic theology and biblical studies. --Joshua Furnal "Theology"

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