Yeo's final essay on Christology in China provides a fitting conclusion to the collection, emphasizing the need for new contextual Christologies
that are in continuity with the tradition.
Part 1 introduces contemporary African Christologies
, providing the historical and theological contexts and examining issues relating to sources, methods, and contextual relevance.
Chalcedon, in his opinion, therefore, would and should continue to shape the Christologies
of the future and play a "normative", "non-prescriptive" and "theologically definitive" role in them.
Two principal tasks facing multiple post-Gulag Christologies
in Eastern Europe, I suggest, consist in moving (1) from an eschatology focused almost exclusively on the afterlife to a realized eschatology that includes attention to the reign of God as an already present reality, and (2), in Bernard Lonergan's terms, from a classicist to a historical worldview.
Process and postmodern Christologies
are indeed Western by nature.
Obviously, this assertion carries with it certain presuppositions, namely that historical criticism and the modern worldview render orthodox Christologies
21) Throughout the nineteenth century into the early twentieth, leading thinkers such as Elert promoted Christologies
based solely on Christ's historical appearance, on the "face" of Christ.
14), developing the various Christologies
implied in Jesus' self-interpretation and taking to the world the news of what God has done, and still does, through him.
Since "theologians as diverse as Cyril and Nestorius, Chalcedonians and non-Chalcedonians, Maximus the Confessor and Monothelites all claimed Gregory's authority for their own doctrinal ends" (227), Hofer is more than doubtful about the adequacy of the Dogmengeschichte approach for the different Christologies
before Chalcedon, and especially for Gregory's very distinctive account of Christ.
These earliest Christologies
attempt to bring out the meaning of the person and work of Jesus for human community in relation to God; they did not purport to fix the place of Jesus within the divine substance.
The commonality in their dissimilar routes lies in their highly problematic (to this reviewer), non-Trinitarian Christologies
and reductive ecclesiology.
assesses the Christologies
of Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and Theodore of Mopsuestia mainly through their catecheses, with support from other texts in which they address outsiders.
The first part gives a broad survey of African Christologies
I then compare all these basically Thomistic Spirit Christologies
with a process-oriented understanding of the trinitarian relations based on a rethinking of the category of "society" within the metaphysics of Alfred North Whitehead.
Most overviews of the Christologies
taking form in Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been mainly descriptive with minimal evaluation.