Toward a Christology of Christ the High Priest
This study proposes to connect the two: Jesus and priest. Salvation, redemption, and meditation are constant themes running through Christology but there is often a hesitation to call Jesus a priest, as if the reference is a little too ancient, a bit too cultic, and perhaps even irrelevant for contemporary Christology. Whether it be for Clement of Rome or Augustine of Hippo or Luther in Wittenberg or perhaps even today for a critical observer in America, something of a reserve typology seems to occur: namely a clear examination of Christ as priest gets bogged down in the shadows of mortal. Priests, causing something of a stand-still or psychological road- block for a priestly Christology.
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Page 193 - righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost,
Page 119 - But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God : 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.
Page 21 - Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave -just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
Page 25 - While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.
Page 268 - The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one...
Page 71 - Be ye careful, therefore, to observe one Eucharist (for there is one flesh of our Lord Jesus Christ, and one cup unto union in His blood ; there is one altar, as there is one bishop, together with the presbytery and the deacons my fellowservants), that whatsoever ye do, ye may do it after God.
Page 192 - In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.
Page 143 - ... how much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God ? and for this cause he is the mediator of the New Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
Page 237 - Some centuries ago, great theological disgust was produced by the announcement that the sun and not the earth was the centre of the planetary system.