Among recent theological works on Jesus Christ, this is the outstanding contribution. Kasper brilliantly synthesises biblical, philosophical and traditional material. There is a new introduction. Here at last is a reissue of Kasper's major work with a brilliant new twenty page introduction surveying recent developments in Christology. Kasper assesses the Christological enterprise in the Church from the earliest down to the most recent times which can be recommended without hesitation to teacher and serious student. The book also provides a solid theological basis for preaching. This may also be described as a work of Christian serenity, but one which is not indifferent to current problems. It is the fruit of the deep peace which all men can gain from contemplation of Jesus the Christ. As Karl Rahner has said - this book is 'modern' in the very best sense of the word. Synthesising biblical, philosophical and traditional material, the book remains essential reading for specialists and is used widely for courses on Christology - the very basis of Christian theology itself.
Cardinal Walter Kasper was President of The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. A German by birth, he spends much time lecturing and giving conferences in the English-speaking world. Cardinal Kasper has just retired from being President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity. He now devotes himself to writing, research and publishing.
New Introduction for this edition; 1. The Problematics of Contemporary Christology; 2. The Historical Quest for Jesus Christ; 3. The Religious Quest for Jesus Christ; 4. Jesus' Activity; 5. Jesus' Message; 6. Jesus' Miracles; 7. Jesus' Claim; 8. Jesus' Death; 9. The Basis of Belief in Jesus' Resurrection; 10. The Content of Faith in Jesus' Resurrection; 11. Jesus Christ-Son of God; 12. Jesus Christ-Son of Man; 13. Jesus Christ - Mediator Between God and Man; Name Index; Subject Index.