The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology

Footnote

Myk Habets, The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology, Princeton Theological Monograph Series (Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2010)

Bibliography

Habets, Myk. The Anointed Son: A Trinitarian Spirit Christology. Princeton Theological Monograph Series. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications, 2010

Abstract

Spirit Christology complements Logos Christology in the same way in which Christ and the Spirit are mutually constitutive. Or at least this should be the case. The history of Christian thought shows that Logos Christology has dominated, resulting in both an eclipse of Trinitarian doctrine and a diminution of pneumatology. Recently there have been calls to reclaim a theology of the Third Article in order to present a Trinitarian theology that is faithful to Scripture, the Great Tradition, and one that is existentially viable. While studies examine various aspects of Spirit Christology there has yet to appear a work that introduces the doctrine, examines the various mutually exclusive proposals, and offers a constructive trinitarian proposal. The present work does just this, introducing the constituent features of a Spirit Christology that is Trinitarian, orthodox, and contemporary. The current work proposes a model of Spirit Christology that complements rather than replaces Logos Christology and does so in a robustly Trinitarian framework. Within contemporary theology a pneumatically oriented approach to Christology is being advanced across denominational and traditional lines. Those wanting to navigate their way through the many competing proposals for a Third Article theology will find a comprehensive map here.