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Unformatted text preview: Christology XTIANTHE 200 Notes Friday January 25, 2008 Section 2, part 1: YHWH Revealing the nameless name o fGod Jesus Christ is a) the one who reveals b) the one who reconciles The people of Israel whose existence is revelatory & whose existence is reconciling. Organic. Jesus rests in this. Jesus is not a disembodied idea. Wed is a) Friday is b) Friday: Section one: the problem of Jesus as disembodied idea. Section two: Jesus at once messiah and head of the church. What is the inner logic of this? What is its meaning? What is the ground on which it all rests? The first step in coming to terms with the Christological person in the soteriological work. The first step is to enter into the inner logic, the confession that Jesus is Lord. It requires that we examine YHWHs dealings with a particular people, Israel. The God that elected Israel, elected Gods self to those people and therefore this God is first and foremost the elected one. Only in first electing Gods self to be in relationship with these people, which on the back side entails choosing these people. Dr. Carter is taking a page from Barth. To understand what election about, in electing these people, God is choosing Gods self not to abandon that which is not God, choosing to be in relation with that which is not God. He has choosen, to elected to be transcendent with Gods self. Not merely transcendent to Gods self within Gods self. He has chosen to come outside Gods self. The fullness entails even bringing forward that which is not God. This is what it means What does it mean for God to choose Gods self? Not a singularity , not a purity. He is always an impure transgression He is the Father who eternally relates to the Son, the paracaretic relationship. Not dealing with a God who is the alone of the alone. He is the one who is the many. The many who is the one. Every possibility of relationship is within it. If God is the alone of the alone, than the world would be a reality independent of God. Then you have two sources or grounds of being. Page 1 of 6 The Barth thing: God is the elected one. First God elects Gods self. Only first. Then God choses and creates. In the work of election, in the work there is the giving of the person, the disclosing of the person. Election first and foremost is Gods election of Gods self to the elected people. The spine that holds Jesus of Nazareth as Emmanuel is the handing over of himself to people....
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- Spring '08
- J.Kameron Carter