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Title:Christological foundations of the New Testament and contemporary African Christology
Author:Martey, EmmanuelISNI
Year:2006
Periodical:The Ghana Bulletin of Theology (ISSN 0855-7942)
Volume:1
Issue:1
Period:July
Pages:83-94
Language:English
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:Jesus Christ
African theology
Bible
inculturation
religion
Bible. N.T.
Jesus Christ--Person and offices
Jesus Christ--History of doctrines
Abstract:According to R.R. Fuller (1965), New Testament Christology evolved in three phases, viz. Palestinian Judaism, Hellenistic Judaism and Hellenistic Gentile, upon which three different Christological paradigms are based. It is the Gentile pattern which provided the Christological foundations of the theology of the New Testament writers. To be able to explicate who Jesus Christ is for African people in contemporary society, African theologians are continuously in dialogue with the New Testament Christological paradigms. Taking as an example the title 'Son of God', the present paper shows how several African societies have traditions of 'Father-Son' relations within God. The African world view has therefore prepared the African Christian for a better understanding of the 'Son of God Christology'. Notes, ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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