People are just as interested in discovering who Jesus is today as they were in the first century. Some view Jesus as a great prophet or a wise philosopher; for others, he is an important religious leader or even a revolutionary. In this addition to the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series, Stephen Wellum examines the divinity and humanity of Christ, focusing on who Jesus is from Scripture and historical theology. He also expounds on why Jesus is utterly unique and how Christians should think about the incarnation—the truth that God the Son took on flesh and became a man. As readers spend time thinking through the glory and majesty of Jesus, they will delight to know and proclaim Christ alone.
Part 1: Biblical Foundations for Understanding the Identity of Christ Chapter 2: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms to Identify Christ Chapter 3: The Identity of Christ from the Bible’s Storyline Chapter 4: Who Does Jesus Say That He Is? Chapter 5: The New Testament Witness to Christ
Part 2: Theological Formulation: The Establishment of Christological Orthodoxy Chapter 6: The Road to the Chalcedonian Definition of Christ Chapter 7: Post-Chalcedonian Clarifications Regarding Christ Chapter 8: Current Challenges to Christological Orthodoxy
Part 3: Theological Summary: The Orthodox Identity of Our Lord Jesus Christ Chapter 9: Jesus as God the Son Incarnate: A Theological Summary Chapter 10: Conclusion: Recovering the Centrality of Christ