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Christ as Agent

A. E. Harvey

in The Glory of Christ in the New Testament

Published in print November 1987 | ISBN: 9780198263265
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682452 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263265.003.0018
Christ as Agent

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This chapter presents an essay of the emergence of the term Christ the Agent in the New Testament. The word agent appears attractive to modern theological writing because if offers a way of describing the person and the work of Jesus Christ without the encumbrance of theological jargon. It is also familiar to people living in the modern world and enables the unique claims of Jesus to be understood. This chapter analyses the ancient and modern conceptions of the word agent and its application to describe Jesus Christ.

Keywords: Christ the Agent; Jesus Christ; theological jargon; New Testament; agent

Chapter.  5596 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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