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Christology, Ancient and Modern
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
Alan J. Torrance (DTheol, University of Erlangen-Nurnberg) is Professor and Chair of Systematic Theology at the University of St. Andrews and is an ordained minister in the Church of Scotland. He is the author or editor of several books, including Persons in Communion: An Essay on Trinitarian Description and Human Participation.
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.