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The IncarnationAn Interdisciplinary Symposium on the Incarnation of the Son of God$
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Stephen T. Davis, Daniel Kendall SJ, and Gerald O'Collins SJ

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199248452

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199248451.001.0001

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St Paul and the Incarnation: A Reassessment of the Data

St Paul and the Incarnation: A Reassessment of the Data

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Gordon D. Fee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199248451.003.0004

Aletti provides complementary studies on St Paul. Fee offers an exegetical/historical re‐examination of Paul's Christology on the question of Christ's incarnation (and pre‐existence) over against those who either reject or offer a diminished view of these ideas in the apostle's letters. Fee examines four groups of Pauline passages: those that explicitly presuppose the pre‐existence of Christ as the mediator of creation; texts that speak of his ‘impoverishment’ in becoming human; texts that speak of God's sending his Son into the world so as to redeem it; and several passages that emphasize Christ's humanity in a way that seems to presuppose an incarnational Christology. Since Wisdom Christology plays a major role in most versions of Pauline Christology—in support of both traditional and reductive views—a section of this chapter offers a critique of this wisdom analysis.

Keywords:   Christology, Exegetical, Pauline Christology, St. Paul, Wisdom Christology

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