Which Christology? Refining the Economic Basis of the Christian Doctrine of God
In this fifth Lecture, Professor McCormack begins the constructive work of his project. His goal is to develop a thoroughly post-metaphysical doctrine of God. For McCormack, this means that everything said about God must be founded on what can be known through the history of His revelation in Jesus Christ. Thus, he begins with Christology. As a Doctrine of God grounded in a theological ontology of God as “being-in-action,” we know God’s being only as it encounters us in His actions toward us in Christ.
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Bruce Lindley McCormack (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Seminary. A Presbyterian, McCormack is interested in the history of modern theology, from Schleiermacher and Hegel through Karl Barth. His courses cover Schleiermacher’s Glaubenslehre and the doctrine of atonement in Christian tradition. He is a member of the General Assembly committee commissioned to write a new catechism for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and has been a member of the panel on doctrine for the Church of Scotland. A member of the Karl Barth-Stiftung in Basel, Switerzland, he is North American editor of the Zeitschrift fuer Dialektische Theologie, published in Holland.