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Incarnation (Truth and the Christian Imagination) [Hardcover]

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Pages   87
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.12" Width: 8.08" Height: 0.5"
Weight:   1.02 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2005
ISBN  0800637011  
EAN  9780800637019  

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Seeks to engage both the mind and the imagination. Explores why the church set its faith and hope on the extraordinary, brilliant, and bold idea that Jesus Christ is God incarnate.

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Illuminated by a series of fine art paintings, Alister McGrath's new volume seeks to engage both the mind and the imagination as he explores why the Church set its faith and hope on the extraordinary, brilliant and bold idea that Jesus Christ is God incarnate. Poetry, prayer and theological reflection are interwoven with commentary on the ideas conveyed through works such as Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Ecce Ancilla Domini, Jacopo Bassano's Miraculous Draught of Fishes and Vincent Van Gogh's Good Samaritan.

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More About Alister E. McGrath

Alister E. McGrath Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. One of the world's leading theologians, he has written numerous critically acclaimed books, including The Intellectual World of C. S. Lewis (Wiley, 2013), Why God Won't Go Away: Engaging the New Atheism (2011), and Darwinism and the Divine: Evolutionary Thought and Natural Theology (Wiley, 2011). He is also the author of some of the most widely used theology textbooks, including the bestselling Christian Theology: An Introduction now in its fifth edition (Wiley, 2010).

Alister E. McGrath currently resides in Oxford. Alister E. McGrath was born in 1953 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Oxford, King's College, London, UK King's College London.

Alister E. McGrath has published or released items in the following series...
  1. 2009 Gifford Lectures
  2. Aedyn Chronicles
  3. Blackwell Brief Histories of Religion
  4. Blackwell Manifestos (Paperback)
  5. Heart of Christian Faith
  6. Scientific Theology
  7. Study in the Foundation of Doctrinal Criticism

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McGrath Engages Mind and Imagination  Jan 3, 2007
Every Christmas season I look for a new book that will help focus my thoughts on the old message of the Incarnation in a new and fresh way. This season Oxford theologian Alister McGrath's Incarnation has helped me do that.

Incarnation is a small, beautifully illustrated hardback book wherein McGrath reflects on the mysteries of his subject in seven short chapters, melding scripture, theological reflection, poetry, and fine art prints. In this way, the book engages both mind and imagination. It is thoroughly orthodox and yet does not reduce the mystery of God's coming in flesh to mere doctrine or theology. Artwork like George Richmond's Christ and the Woman of Samaria really opens up the narrative by helping demonstrate what it was to encounter Christ.

I like how McGrath speaks about the the development of doctrine as an attempt to preserve mysteries -- something it cannot fully do because human words cannot do justice to the person of Jesus. "Doctrines were never meant to be a substitute for Christian experience. Rather, they were meant to be a kind of 'hedge,' marking out and safeguarding an area of thought about God and Christ which seemed to be faithful to Christian experience on one hand, and Scripture on the other." He notes how the church struggled for years with how to make sense of the Incarnation, finally adopting the "two natures" formula in the council of Chalcedon in 451 -- a "hedge" which is faithful to Scripture and experience but, in the end, like all doctrines, finally mysterious.

The book's scope is clearly beyond Bethlehem. In the seven chapters, each of which can be read in less than 20 minutes, he addresses Jesus as the fulfillment of prophecy, as Saviour, as the one who called the disciples, as the teacher with authority, as the friend of sinners, as the way, the truth, and the life, and as God with us. The prose is fresh, and the poetry excerpts are helpful in giving new metaphors for old truths. For example, he recites Thomas Prestell's "Psalm for Christmas Day Morning:"

Behold the great Creator makes
Himself a house of clay,
A robe of virgin flesh he takes
Which he will wear for ay.

Hark, hark, the wise eternal Word,
Like a weak infant cries!
In form of servant is the Lord,
And God in cradle lies.

House of clay. God in cradle. The imagery is rich. The inclusion of such poetry in the book, much of which will be unfamiliar to most, really creates a richer meditation -- new perspectives on an old truth.

Incarnation is the second book in a series of forthcoming books by Fortress Press, all authored by McGrath, which will explore Christian doctrines in a similar way. (Only one other title, Creation, has been published thus far). I commend them all to your reading as a way to awaken your mind and imagination to the deep truths and mysteries of our faith.

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