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Christ as CreatorOrigins of a New Testament Doctrine$
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Sean M. McDonough

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199576470

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576470.001.0001

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Memories of Jesus: Creation in the Gospels

Memories of Jesus: Creation in the Gospels

(p.16) 2 Memories of Jesus: Creation in the Gospels
Christ as Creator

Sean M. McDonough (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

Chapter 2 centers on the stories of Jesus preserved in the Gospels and their influence on the doctrine of his agency in creation. After a defense of using the canonical Gospels in this way, numerous examples are cited from the texts where Jesus' mighty works are treated as instances of the eschatological restoration of creation. These radical works of re-creation are not explicitly linked with primal creation in the Gospels (save for the opening chapter of John's Gospel). Thus it is exceedingly unlikely that they were fabricated by the Church to bolster an existing affirmation of Christ's work in creation. At the same time, they press the reader to consider with the disciples ‘Who is this man?’.

Keywords:   Christ, creation, mighty works, restoration, Gospels, agency

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