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By James D. G Dunn

The hot testomony files disguise an severe interval of innovation and improvement in what we now name "Christology." earlier than Jesus, "Christology" both didn't exist, or existed, thoroughly talking, purely in several different types of "messianic expectation." on the finish of that interval, although, a sophisticated and far-reaching Christology is already in position that doesn't hesitate to talk of Jesus as "God." this wonderful examine of the origins and early improvement of Christology by means of James D. G. Dunn clarifies in wealthy element the beginnings of the total Christian trust in Christ because the Son of God and incarnate notice. via applying the exegetical tools of "historical context of which means" and "conceptuality in transition," Dunn illumines the first-century which means of key titles and passages in the New testomony that undergo at once at the develop-ment of the Christian figuring out of Jesus. selected via Christianity this day as one of many year's "Significant Books" while it first seemed in 1980, this moment version of Christology within the Making incorporates a new prolonged foreword that responds to critics of the 1st variation and updates Dunn's personal pondering at the beginnings of Christology on account that his unique paintings.

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Guelich, Eerdmans 1978 Vigiliae Christianae Velus Testamentum Verkiindigung und Forschung Zeitschrifl fur die alttestamentliche Wissenschafl Zeitschrifl fiir Kirchengeschichte Zeitschrifl fir Katholiscke Theologie Zeitschrifl fir die neutestamentliche Wissenschafl Zeitschrifl fir Theologie und Kirche Abbreviations for biblical and other ancient texts should be sufficiently obvious and require no explanation here (though if in doubt see the Indexes); but I attach a list of abbreviations used for the writings ofPhilo (listed alphabetically) since they are cited in brief form, may be less familiar and abbreviations are less standardized: De Abrahamo Abr.

Hamerton-Kelly and R. Scroggs, Lei­ den 1976 Journal of Jewish Studies Jesus und der Menschensohn. Fur Anton Vogtle, hrsg. R. Pesch and R. Schnackenburg, Frei­ burg 1975 Jewish Quarterly Review Journal for the Study of Judaism Journal for the Study of the New Testament Journal of Semitic Studies Journal for Theology and Church Journal of Theological Studies Das Kirche des Anfangs: Fiir H. SchHrmann, hrsg. R. Schnackenburg, J . Ernst und J . Wankc, Freiburg 1978 Kritisch-exegedscher K o m m e n t a r uber das Neue Testament, Gottingcn Kerygma und Dogma G.

Contrast R. T. ' Christ the Lord (above n. 10), p. 34 - 'The idea of Jesus' "being sent" . . inevitably implies his pre-existence'; similarly R. P. Martin, 'Some Reflections on New Testament Hymns', in the same volume, p. 48. 13. See above n. 11. 14. See again below, Christology, p. 40. 15. Hanson (above n. 10), pp. 6 3 - 4 , 80; R. P. Martin, The Spirit and the Congre­ gation. Studies in I Corinthians 12-15, Eerdmans, 1984, pp. 153-4. 16. g. T. Weinandy in Theological Studies, June 1981, p. 295, Hagner (above n.

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