"All Theology Is Christology": How Does Every Passage of Scripture Reveal Christ?

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

Christology is what the Bible is all about. Unless one finds Christ in a passage, the interpreter, no matter how scholarly he is, has not correctly understood it and, hence, cannot preach on it.
In Lutheran denominational politics over the last decade, the phrase all theology is Christology has been exhaustively debated. Yet, though the statement and the resulting controversy arise from a particular Missouri Synod context, I submit that the substance of the debate is important to all who stand in the line of the Reformation tradition. Moreover, in an issue of Modern Reformation devoted to exploring current debates about classical theology, the centrality of Christology is particularly relevant. Initially, we should clarify what the phrase all theology is Christology does not mean, for there are ...

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