Chapter

The Charge of Obsolescence Discussed

Richard Sturch

in The Word and the Christ

Published in print March 1991 | ISBN: 9780198261988
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682278 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261988.003.0012
The Charge of Obsolescence Discussed

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This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism of obsolescence. It explains the commonly known causes of obsolescence, including new discovery, a shift in ethical ideas, and literal unintelligibility. It explains that none of these apply to traditional Christology because it is clearly not true that people have forgotten the meaning of the words used or that moral changes have affected their plausibility.

Keywords: Christology; obsolescence; new discovery; ethical ideas; literal unintelligibility; religious criticism

Chapter.  3848 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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