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The maleness of Christ : revelational or cultural?

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dc.contributor.advisor König, Adrio Williams, Neil Harvey en 2015-01-23T04:24:31Z 2015-01-23T04:24:31Z 1999-11 en
dc.identifier.citation Williams, Neil Harvey (1999) The maleness of Christ : revelational or cultural?, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The maleness of Christ: revelational or cultural? is a biblical-theological investigation of the significance of Christ's maleness. This thesis attempts to answer questions as to the significance and meaning ofJesus' maleness. Is the maleness of Christ revelational of God's being and character; is it foundational for the gospel; is it reflective of an ongoing created order? Is revelation and salvation impossible apart from a male redeemer? Or could Christ have been born a woman in a different time and culture? Chapter one describes the various positions and arguments: complementarian, biblical egalitarian, Christian feminist, and post-Christian feminist. Chapter two examines two related topics to the problem, namely slavery and the Sabbath. This section investigates how the church has decided, regarding other issues, what is revelational or cultural. We consider the various implications that the slavery and Sabbath debates have on our topic. Our subject relating to the significance of Christ's maleness has many interrelated concerns. In answering the questions regarding Jesus' maleness, chapter three organises much of the material under the motif of the sonship of Christ. This structure allows us to remain focused as well as interact with the differing topics affecting our concern, such as innertrinitarian relationships, the relationship between revelation and culture, the so-called subordination of the Son, the truth and status of analogy, inclusive language, and the implications of Christ as the image of God. Also included this chapter is a discussion on the relationship between Jesus and Wisdom and whether we can refer to Christ as "Daughter." The chapter concludes with a section on whether Christ's maleness either relates to an ongoing created order of male headship or allows for the transformation of patriarchy. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (284 leaves) en
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Complementarian en
dc.subject Egalitarian en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Headship en
dc.subject Hierarchy en
dc.subject Inclusive language en
dc.subject Maleness of Christ en
dc.subject Patriarchy en
dc.subject Sabbath en
dc.subject Slavery en
dc.subject Sonship of Christ en
dc.subject Trinity en
dc.subject Women in ministry en
dc.subject.ddc 232 en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Character en
dc.subject.lcsh Jesus Christ -- Person and offices en
dc.title The maleness of Christ : revelational or cultural? en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Philosophy and Systematic Theology en D.Th. (Systematic Theology) en

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