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Crosscurrents in Adventist Christology

by Claude Webster




Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., New York 1984
Reprinted with permission by the 
ANDREWS UNIVERSITY PRESS
Berrien Springs, MI 49104, USA
February 1992
Library of Congress Catalog Card No.
BT 198. W38 1984 232'.09 84-9734
ISBN 0-8204-0157-9
ISSN 0740-0446

Printed in USA
Used by Permission

Crosscurrents in Adventist Christology treats an import and and controversial issue in Adventist theological dialogue. The first chapter gives an illuminating historical perspective, while in the next four chapters, Webster dissects the Christologies of Ellen G. White and E. J. Waggoner of the 19th, and Edward Heppenstall and Herbert Douglass of he 20th centuries. The final chapter reflects on the flow and counteflow of Adventist Christology as reviewed by the works of he four chosen theologians. If you wish to understand Adventist Chtistology with its relative issues, then Crosscurrents in Adventist Christology is essential reading

 

 

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments i   

Preface

xv  
Introduction 1

Chapter 1 HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE AND ADVENTIST ORIENTATION

Historical Perspective to General Christology 6

Seventh-day Adventist Orientation 27

Chapter II THE CHRISTOLOGY OF ELLEN GOULD WHITE

A Historical Sketch of Ellen G White 56

Contextual Factors in Approaching her Writings 62

Ellen White's Christology 65

          The Pre-existence of Christ 66

          The Incarnation and Nature 74

          The Incarnation and Sin 92

          Incarnation and Grace 102

          Christ and Eschatology 109

An Interpretive Analysis of Three Problem Areas in Ellen White's Christology 115

Evaluation and Critique 141

Chapter III   THE CHRISTOLOGY OF ELLET JOSEPH WAGGONER

The Historical Context 158

The Christology of E. J. Waggoner 162

          The First Period 162

          The Second Period 174

          The Third Period 192

Evaluation and Critique 225

Chapter 1V    THE CHRISTOLOGY OF EDWARD HEPPENSTALL

Historical Background 248

Three Salient Aspects of Heppenstall's General Theology 253

The Christology of Heppenstall 277

          The Person of Christ 276

          The Work of Jesus Christ 303

          A Brief Analysis of Heppenstall's Christology 319

Evaluation and Critique of Heppenstall's Christology 320

Chapter V   THE CHRISTOLOGY OF HERBERT DOUGLASS

A Brief Look at the Man 347

The Christology of Herbert Douglass 350

          An Overview of the Theology of Douglass 351

          A Brief Descriptive Summary of Douglass' Christology 380

          The Soteriological Implications of Douglass' View on the Humanity of Christ 388

Evaluation and Critique 396

Chapter VI    IN SUMMARY AND IN REFLECTION

Underlying Motivations Contrasted 429

Views Compared in Three Cardinal Relationships 434

A Reflection on the Overall Christology of our Four Theologians with a View to the Challenge of the Future 441

Proposals and Conclusion 447

Bibliography
454

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