The New Quest and Christology.
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One of the most pressing problems in contemporary discussions of both biblical and constructive christology is the apparent diversity of christological viewpoints in Scripture. The contention of this essay is that the "New Quest for the Historical Jesus," while not devoted expressly to this issue, provides a helpful perspective for addressing the problem. This contention is developed by a survey of the essential characteristics of the New Quest and an analysis of its potential contributions. In a closing section, the limitations of the New Quest in relation to a doctrine of christology are noted.
SubjectBultmann, Rudolf Karl, 1884-1976
Jesus Christ --Historicity
Jesus Christ --History of doctrines --1900-1999
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William Kellon Quick Professor of Theology and Methodist Studies
Maddox’s scholarly interests focus on the theology of John and Charles Wesley and theological developments in the later Methodist/Wesleyan tradition. In addition to numerous articles he is author of Responsible Grace: John Wesley’s Practical Theology, a contributor to Wesley and the Quadrilateral, and editor of Aldersgate Reconsidered, Rethinking Wesley’s Theology for Contemporary Methodism, The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley,