Easier Said Than Defined

A response to Robert A. Krieg

Robert Krieg emphasizes the distinction between a "Christology from above" and a "Christology from below." But it seems that making this distinction is misleading. As Krieg admits, any Christology that takes its cue from Chalcedon is bound, in some sense, to be both "high" and "low"-equally "emphatic" about the human and the divine in Christ. Hence it is odd to speak of Jacques Dupuis’s Christology as somehow unusual in combining "...

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About the Author

Sarah Coakley is the Edward Mallinckrodt Jr. Professor of Divinity at Harvard University and an Anglican priest of the Diocese of Oxford. Her most recent book is Powers and Submissions: Spirituality, Philosophy, and Gender (Blackwell).