Chapter

Christ’s Relationship to the Human Race

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/9780198261988.003.0016
Christ’s Relationship to the Human Race

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This chapter argues in defence of traditional Christology against criticism concerning Incarnation and Jesus Christ’s relationship to the human race. It suggests that it is impossible to assert a relationship of Jesus to the rest of the human race either by trying to make humanity into something which can be affected by God’s entering into it or by making Christ’s individual human nature something which humans can enter. It suggests that that so-called barrier of nature was a barrier in man’s mind rather than in the structure of reality, and discusses possibilities about how Christ could have the effect of being a common person affecting the human race.

Keywords: Christology; Incarnation; Jesus Christ; human race; humanity; God; religious criticism

Chapter.  2002 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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