The Madness in Our Method

Christology as the Necessary Starting Point for Theological Anthropology

Authored by: Marc Cortez

The Ashgate Research Companion to Theological Anthropology

Print publication date:  February  2015
Online publication date:  March  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472410931
eBook ISBN: 9781315613673
Adobe ISBN: 9781317041320


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Many theological anthropologies claim that Jesus Christ is in some way the revelation of true humanity. He is “the mystery of man,” 1 “true humanity,” 2 the “archetype” of humanity, 3 and the revelation of “what human nature is intended to be.” 4 Thus, Ray Anderson argues that only “the humanity of Christ … discloses the radical form of true humanity,” 5 exemplifying what may be described as a widespread consensus among theologians that Jesus Christ lies at the heart of theological anthropology. 6

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