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Crucified and Resurrected: Restructuring the Grammar of Christology
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Crucified and Resurrected: Restructuring the Grammar of Christology


Baker Academic 2015

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This major work, now available in English, is considered by many to be one of the finest and most significant contributions to modern Christology. Preeminent scholar and theologian Ingolf Dalferth argues for a radical reorientation of Christology for historical, hermeneutical, and theological reasons. He defends an orthodox vision of Christology in the context of a dialogue with modernity, showing why the resurrection, not the incarnation, ought to be the central idea of Christological thinking. His proposal is both pneumatological and Trinitarian, and addresses themes such as soteriology, the doctrine of atonement, and preaching.

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Key Features

  • Considers Christology in light of modern thought and challenges
  • Emphasizes the centrality of the resurrection to Christology
  • Provides the first English translation of a classic German work


  • Incarnation: The Myth of God Incarnate
  • Cross and Resurrection: The Word of the Cross
  • Jesus Christ: Fundamental Problems in Constructing a Christology
  • Trinity: The Theological Relevance of the Cross for the Idea of God
  • Atoning Sacrifice: The Salvific Significance of the Death of Jesus

Praise for the Print Edition

Crucified and Resurrected is a work of rare distinction, offering a penetrating analysis of the elements and entailments of the Christian confession of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Its anatomy of Christology is undergirded by a sense that the beauty and significance of Christian thought and practice derive from the uniqueness of their object. This is theological reflection of a very high order, whose appearance in English is warmly to be welcomed.

John Webster, professor of divinity, St. Mary’s College, University of St. Andrews

This admirable translation makes Ingolf Dalferth’s already-classic christological work on cross and resurrection available in English for the first time, with a new preface that situates it within the trajectory of the author’s developing thought. What we have here is a study that returns us to the startling novelty of early resurrection belief and from there penetratingly expounds the ‘grammar’ and gift of its christological implications. A profound, original, and challenging account.

—Sarah Coakley, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Product Details

  • Title: Crucified and Resurrected: Restructuring the Grammar of Christology
  • Author: Ingolf U. Dalferth
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 352
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Theology

About Ingolf U. Dalferth

Ingolf U. Dalferth is Danforth Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. He is also professor emeritus in the faculty of theology at the University of Zürich, where he served as director of the Institute of Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion for many years. He has held academic positions at the universities of Durham, Tübingen, Frankfurt, Fribourg, and Copenhagen.

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