The Work of Christ
In The Work of Christ Robert Letham shapes his discussion around the threefold office of Christ as prophet, priest and king. Within this framework he explores the issues of Christ and the Word of God, the nature and theories of the atonement, and the cosmic and corporate dimensions of the mediatorial kingship of Christ. At crucial points the viewpoints of significant Christian thinkers, from the church fathers to comtemporary theolgians and biblical scholars, are introduced and brought into the conversation.
Lucidly written and clearly presented, this is a soundly orthodox and engaging presentation of what Christ has done. It is a welcome starting point for students of theology.
"This series has been around for over a decade now and has established itself as providing learned yet accessible treatments of key topics in systematic theology. The authors are not only fine theological thinkers, they are also passionate churchmen with a love for God's people and a desire to see the church grow in her knowledge of grace. Each volume blends exegesis, theological synthesis and judicious dialogue with the history of theology to provide an excellent treatment of the chosen topic. Highly recommended for thoughtful Christians who want to deepen their knowledge of Christian theology."
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Part One: Foundations
1. Christ's Work in Context
2. Christ and the Plan of Salvation
3. Christ and the Kingdom of God
4. Union with Christ
Part Two: Christ As Prophet
5. Christ and the Word of God
Part Three: Christ as Priest
6. Christ's Human Priesthood
7. The Nature of the Atonement
8. Theories of the Atonement
9. Atonement and Justification
Part Four: Christ as King
10. The Mediatorial Kingship of Christ: The Cosmic Dimension
11. The Mediatorial Kingship of Christ: The Corporate Dimension
Appendix: The Intent of the Atonement
For Further Reading
Index of Biblical References
Index of Names
Index of Subjects