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Jesus and Creativity

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Fortress Press 2010

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Overview

The lively interest today in the historical figure of Jesus is rarely matched by theological advances in understanding his person and significance for our own time and worldview. Gordon Kaufman takes up this challenge in this bold, speculative work.

Despite the fabled difficulties of traditional Christological terms, Kaufman seeks to reenvision the symbol of Jesus within the contemporary scientific worldview. Building on his notion of God as simply creativity, he here locates the meaning of Jesus’ salvific story within an evolving universe and a threatened planet.

Outside the dualistic categories of the biblical worldview, Kaufman claims that the enormously creative and influential figure of the historic Jesus can play a vital role in the emergence and development of the cosmos and human history. Within that role, Jesus, his relation to God, and his centrality to Christian faith become clearer and our own lives and actions take on a new meaning.

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Key Features

  • Seeks to reenvision the symbol of Jesus within the contemporary scientific worldview
  • Locates the meaning of Jesus’ salvific story within an evolving universe
  • Claims the historic Jesus can play a vital role in the development of the cosmos and human history

Contents

  • Reconceiving the Jesus-Trajectory
  • Christology: Jesus as Norm
  • Humans as Biohistorical Beings: Historicity, Creativity, Freedom
  • Creativity Is Good News!

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About Gordon D. Kaufman

Gordon D. Kaufman was professor emeritus of theology at Harvard Divinity School. His many important theological works include his Essay on Theological Method, In Face of Mystery, and God—Mystery—Diversity.

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