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Christ as Creator: Origins of a New Testament Doctrine

Sean M. McDonough


This book examines the New Testament teaching that Christ was the one through whom God made the world (John 1: 1–3; 1 Cor. 8: 6; Col 1: 15; Heb. 1: 2). While most scholars are content to see the doctrine arising from the equation of Jesus and the Wisdom of God, I argue that it had its roots in the Church's memories of Jesus' re-creative mighty works. These memories, coupled with the experience of spiritual renewal in the early Church, established Jesus as the definitive agent of God's new creation. By the logic that ‘the end is like the beginning’, this suggested that Christ must also be the a ... More

Keywords: Christ, creation, Wisdom, Word, Spirit, Messiah, New Testament

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199576470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sean M. McDonough, author
Associate Professor of New Testament, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
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