The Presence of Christ Exalted
Perfection & Presence | Lecture 5 of 6
The primary focus of Professor Webster’s fifth lecture is upon the presence of the exalted Christ as the Church’s head. The task of filling out the presence of the exalted Christ entails developing Christ’s fulfillment as Prophet, Priest and King. The location of the exalted Christ’s presence is the Church and the Church is the social sphere where the exalted Christ’s Lordly rule is exercised. In this context, Webster articulates the relationship of Christ’s pre-existence to his existence as the exalted Christ, The nature and mode of his presence with His creatures as the exalted one, and its implications for creatures’ ongoing fellowship with their creator.
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John Webster (University of Aberdeen) is a notable contemporary British theologian of the Anglican Communion writing in the area of systematic, historical and moral theology. Born in Mansfield, England on 20 June 1955, he was educated at the independent co-educational Bradford Grammar School and at the University of Cambridge. Professor Webster is the author or editor of more than 20 acclaimed books, and a vast number of articles, essays, and papers on a very wide array of themes in modern theology, constructive Christian dogmatics, moral theology, and the nature and interpretation of Christian Scripture. His major publications include:Eberhard Jüngel: An Introduction to his Theology; Barth’s Ethics of Reconciliation; The Cambridge Companion to Karl Barth; Theology after Liberalism: A Reader;Word and Church; Holiness; Holy Scripture: A Dogmatic Sketch. He is also founding editor of the International Journal of Systematic Theology, and an editorial board member of numerous other journals and a series editor for several monograph series.