Contents: Introduction; Studying ordinary Christology; Functional Christology; Ontological Christology; Sceptical Christology; Three soteriologies; Soteriological difficulties; Some formal characteristics of ordinary Christology; Living Christology; Bibliography; Index.
Ann Christie is Senior Lecturer in Theology and Ministry, York St John University, UK.
This is a valuable study of a key motif within the ordinary theology of churchgoers. Through the medium of Ann Christie's patient research we are privileged to hear a variety of authentic voices from the pews, as people seek to articulate what they make of Jesus and in what sense he saves them. This original and perceptive book combines empirical study with theological reflection in a way that raises issues of considerable significance both for ministers and academic theologians. Jeff Astley, Honorary Professorial Fellow in Practical Theology and Christian Education, Durham University, UK '... this book will prove invaluable to practical theologians interested in the faith of the ordinary believer, and it will contribute considerably to the growing field of ordinary theology.' Religious Studies Review