Jesus in the Drama of Salvation
Jesus in the Drama of Salvation

Jesus in the Drama of Salvation

Toward a Biblical Doctrine of Redemption

RELIGION

256 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $29.95 (US $29.95) (CA $32.95)

Publication Date: May 1999

ISBN 9780824517960

Price: $29.95
 
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Overview

In this book Raymund Schwager surveys the church's christological tradition and proposes an understanding of Jesus that is informed by a conversation with the great theologians and leaders of the past and influenced by two contemporary pioneers in Christian thought: Hans Urs von Balthasar, known for his "theodramatic" approach, and Rene Girard, widely recognized for his mimetic scapegoat theory. The result is both a convincing scholarly picture of Jesus in relation to his Jewish historical context and to the beginnings of the Christian community and a coherent message of Jesus as God's word of salvation to humankind.