This book weaves together an interpretation of Christian Scripture with a conversation between Colin Gunton and Dietrich Bonhoeffer concerning the role the Holy Spirit plays in shaping the person and work of Christ. The result is a theological description of human personhood grounded in a sustained engagement with, and critique of, Gunton's theological description of particularity - a topic central to all his thinking. In the course of the conversation with Bonhoeffer the book also offers one of few broad assessments of his work as a systematic theologian. In bringing together the work of two important modern theologians, this book explores both the possibilities of theology generated from Christian Scripture and the central importance of the doctrines of Christ and the Trinity in understanding what it means to declare someone or something unique.
Having served as an Anglican priest in the Dioceses of Sydney and Canberra/Goulburn, David A. HÃ¶hne lectures in Theology and Philosophy at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia. He holds a doctorate in Systematic Theology from Cambridge University and contributed to The Faith Once for All Delivered: An Australian Evangelical Response to The Windsor Report (2001), and the volume Engaging with Calvin (2009).
'... we must be grateful to the author for an illuminating scholarly appraisal of Gunton's unique contributions to Christian Christology and Pneumatology.' Journal of Theological Studies '... thought-provoking... this comparison of his theology with Bonhoeffer's could benefit graduate students and theologians working in these areas.' Religious Studies Review