The Crucified and Resurrected Revealer

Gerald O'Collins

in Rethinking Fundamental Theology

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199605569
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729454 | DOI:
The Crucified and Resurrected Revealer

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The death and resurrection of Christ ground the self-disclosure of the triune God. Hence this chapter examines first the crucifixion, the terrible humiliation that has revealed God, no less than his glorious exaltation. The cross manifests God, as Paul, Mark, Luke and John illustrate in their differing ways. In particular, Paul and John present the crucifixion as the revelation of God who is love. Then the chapter argues that fundamental theologians should put a reasonable case for accepting the resurrection and then show how the resurrection embodies the fullness of revelation. This entails clarifying firstly the New Testament witness to the resurrection, the Easter appearances, and the discovery of the empty tomb, and secondly the divine fullness disclosed in the risen Christ, the identity of God as Trinitarian, and the risen destiny of human beings and their world.

Keywords: Christ; God; crucifixion; empty tomb; love; resurrection; revelation; Trinitarian

Chapter.  12319 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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