Wednesday, February 01, 2006

quote - Marinus De Jonge, christology and theology

When early Christians spoke about the nature and the effects of Jesus' mission, they had to speak, at the same time, about his relationship to God. In him God had spoken and acted; he continued to do so and was about to crown his dealings with humanity by fully establishing his rule on earth. The proper framework to keep theology and christology together, it would seem, is eschatology-eschatology in the sense of reflection on God's final, definitive intervention in human history, long expected by many in a variety of ways, and now believed by Jesus' followers to have taken place, or rather to have started taking place, in Jesus Christ.

Marinus de Jonge, God's Final Envoy: Early Christology and Jesus' on View of His Mission (Eerdmans, 1998), 111

2 comments:

Michael F. Bird said...

Ed, it's a good little book isn't it!

eddie said...

Yes it is