Incarnation and Inspiration : John Owen and the Coherence of Christology Hardback
by Alan Spence
Through engagement with the historical debate Incarnation and Inspiration offers a systematic exposition of the person of Jesus that brings together dissonant aspects of the tradition.
It serves as an introduction to the theology to John Owen, the most able of the Puritan theologians and provides a way of understanding the theological dynamic underlying the Christology of the Fathers and the Definition of Chalcedon.
Through its emphasis on coherence it seeks to illuminate the inner rationality of God's triune being and his mission among us through the Son and Spirit.Incarnation and inspiration are concepts which can be used to characterize two quite different ways of thinking about Christ.
Although the history of doctrine suggests they are mutually exclusive, John Owen's theology effectively integrates them in one coherent Christology.
The underlying structure of his exposition is that of incarnation, whereby the Son willingly assumed human nature into personal subsistence with himself.
But his distinctive idea was that the divine Son acted on his own human nature indirectly and by means of the Holy Spirit.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 182 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 15/04/2007
- Category: The historical Jesus
- ISBN: 9780567045379