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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

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.  

Peter J. Leithart is President of the Theopolis Institute, a leadership training program in Birmingham, Alabama, and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church. He is author, most recently, of *Delivered from the Elements of the World* and *The End of Protestantism.* He and his wife Noel have ten children and seven grandchildren.      

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