Millard J. Erickson offers a detailed, well-documented exploration of the person of Christ accessible to laypeople and stimulating for academics. After presenting the historical foundation upon which incarnational Christology stands, Erickson addresses modern theological approaches and formulates a contemporary understanding of Christology.
The Word Became Flesh is perfect for scholars, pastors, students, and theologians. The Logos edition of this volume is fully searchable and easily accessible. Scripture passages link directly to your preferred translation, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library.
A massive compendium of information that will be valuable to anyone interested in contemporary theological trends. The review of contemporary Christologies in Part 2, for instance, provides excellent summaries of numerous recent studies. Erickson is a master of identifying the central arguments and key representatives of theological movements. Readers will find here a lucid, readable summary of conservative Christology. Erickson’s study will certainly become a standard textbook and resource in the field of Christology.
—Critical Review of Books in Religion
An admirable and much-appreciated attempt to speak to [the author’s] contemporaries. The Word Became Flesh shows convincingly that an incarnational Christology of the traditional Chalcedonian type is possible and relevant today, and fits the biblical data better than any other.
—Andrews University Seminary Studies
Erickson has done the church great service in both highlighting the very range of challenges to incarnational Christology and in briefly setting out the issues at stake. I would commend this book not only as an excellent starting-point for anyone wishing to grapple with these vital issues but as an important contribution in its own right.
—The Evangelical Quarterly
Here is a well-informed, workmanlike overview of Christological discussion, ancient and modern, by an evangelical veteran.
—J. I. Packer, Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology, Regent College
Earns a five-star rating. It is one of the most stimulating studies I have read in a long time.
—Jake K. La Shell
Millard J. Erickson is a distinguished professor of theology at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. He received his BA from the University of Minnesota, BD from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, MA from the University of Chicago, and PhD from Northwestern University. He has served as a pastor and seminary dean and has taught at numerous schools, including Bethel University, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, and Baylor University.