Christology and Science (Paperback)

By Leron Shults

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

Publication Date: June 9, 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.