With his customary encyclopedic reach and epigrammatic style, Donald Bloesch turns his attention to the hotly disputed, yet absolutely crucial, subject of the person and work of Jesus Christ. He brings a much–needed clarity to the current Christological debate, which, as Hans Küng noted, “has persisted since the dawn of the modern age [and] has not yet been resolved.”
Drawing on more than forty years of devoted study, Donald Bloesch now brings a much–needed clarity to the discussion. Well apprised of the most recent developments, yet grounded in his own deep Reformed faith, Bloesch goes beneath current reconstructions of the Jesus of history to probe underlying issues of theological method, models of salvation, the plausibility of miracles, the language of faith and the doctrine of sin.
As Bloesch declares, “Christology constitutes the heart of theology, since it focuses on God’s work of salvation in the historical figure Jesus of Nazareth, and the bearing that this has on the history of humankind. To know the nature of God we must see his face in Jesus Christ.” This important book is a vital exercise in seeing Jesus Christ faithfully and truthfully.