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A Fresh Look at the Doctrine of Christ,
Essential for Modern Theological Work

Christology was the central doctrine articulated by the early church councils, and it remains the subject of vigorous theological investigation today. The study of the doctrine of Christ is a field of broad ecumenical convergence, inviting theologians from all denominational settings to fruitful collaborative exploration. In the contemporary setting, it is especially crucial for theologians to investigate the scriptural witness afresh, to retrieve classical criteria and categories from the tradition, and to consider the generative pressure of soteriology for Christology proper.

The first annual Los Angeles Theology Conference sought to make a positive contribution to contemporary dogmatics in intentional engagement with the Christian tradition. Christology, Ancient and Modern brings together conference proceedings, surveying the field and articulating the sources, norms, and criteria for constructive theological work in Christology.

About the Authors

Fred Sanders (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is professor of theology in the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University in La Mirada, California.  He is author of numerous books including The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything and Dr. Doctrines’ Christian Comix.  He is co-editor of Jesus in Trinitarian Perspective: An Introductory Christology. Fred is a core participant in the Theological Engagement with California Culture Project and a popular blogger at Scriptorium Daily.

Dr Andrew Torrance is a lecturer in the Logos Institute for Analytic and Exegetical Theology at the University of St Andrews. He is author of The Freedom to Become a Christian: A Kierkegaardian Account of Human Transformation in Relationship with God, as well as numerous journal articles and chapters. He is also the project leader for Scientists in Congregations, Scotland. Further, he is an ordained Elder in the Church of Scotland. In this role, he is actively involved in preaching, worship, and outreach to the community.  

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