Christology and Science

Christology and Science

By F. LeRon Shults

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Paperback, 9780802862488, 171pp.

Publication Date: June 2008

F. LeRon Shults here breaks new ground by explicitly bringing specific themes of Christology - Incarnation, Atonement, and Parousia - into dialogue with contemporary science - evolutionary biology, cultural anthropology, and physical cosmology.

Shults skillfully summarizes some of the popular constructive responses to these developments, offering a unique organization around three concrete case studies. After clarifying the way in which Christian understandings of God and of humanity shape the task of reforming Christology, each chapter concludes with a programmatic outline of ways in which we might articulate the identity, agency, and presence of Jesus Christ in dialogue with late modern science and culture.

About the Author
F. LeRon Shults (PhD, Princeton University; PhD, Walden University) is professor of theology at Agder University in Kristiansand, Norway, and the author of several books, including "Reforming the Doctrine of God" and "Reforming Theological Anthropology".