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Jesus in the Theology of Rowan Williams

Jesus in the Theology of Rowan Williams

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£120.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567670175
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 17/11/2016
Width: 15.6 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Brett Gray traces the portrayal of Christ that emerges throughout Williams' diverse writings, including in his engagements with literature and philosophy. What emerges is a vision of Jesus that grows from the roots of the Christian tradition, but is pronounced in a contemporary idiom and sensitive to modern concerns. Although attentive to the broad sweep of the Christian tradition, Williams' christology is also seen in this book to be a particular British artefact, shaped in dialogue with thinkers such as Donald MacKinnon and Gillian Rose. What is ultimately brought to the surface in this work is the profoundly hopeful, if frequently under-pronounced, eschatology underlying Williams' christology. Jesus is the "last word", changing creation's possibilities and summoning it into an endless and vivifying journey.

The Revd Dr Brett Gray (University of Cambridge, UK)

The Revd Brett Gray is Chaplain and Director of Studies in Theology, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK.

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