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a.1.Making Christ the center, about whom all things are grouped, as in religion or history; tending toward Christ, as the central object of thought or emotion.
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But the missionary movement, in my view, has a love-hate attitude toward this shift, for while it captured the universal scope of God's mission, it moved away from the Christocentric universalism that was at the heart and rationale of world evangelization.
The objective understanding of the passage-the traditional understanding since the Reformation--is anthropocentric in its efficacy while the later reading is Christocentric in its efficacy.
When Christians recognize their common human existence, Gorski, a professor at the University of Notre Dame, says that they will see the Sacred in other religions and even name it as christocentric.
This emphasis on Christocentric community holds at bay our despair in the face of life's griefs and pains, for Christ is "remembered" as the head of what one scholar has called the "household of vulnerability.
For Pannenberg this christocentric theology stands for God's work in other religions and the eschatological future of God's reign.
She revisits the grand sweep of Western civilization in a way reminiscent of Roy Porter's Flesh in the Age of Reason: The Modern Foundations of Body and Soul (2003) and, in doing so, creates a clear litmus test--as well as a clear witness--for the contemporary reader's belief in Jesus as the Christ, as "a unique intervention in human history" Srigley, while also writing from a decidedly Christocentric perspective, does not enact the deep witness that Lake does.
But--as Barth's detractors have pointed out--the Christocentric focus also hampered critical thinking about Christian anti-Semitism.
the purely Christological character of baptism refers more particularly to the Christocentric ontology of the church, and lends itself for an evaluation of the ecclesial status of the ecclesiastical bodies which exist outside the church which is in agreement with the perennial ecclesiastical tradition.
Picking up the narrative of the Renaissance "spiritual individual" where Burckhardt had left off, Cantimori traced the spiritual and geographical odyssey of Italy's "heretics" who, from Valla and Pico in the fifteenth century to Faustino Sozzini in the sixteenth, fled first Catholic, then Lutheran repression, only to withdraw (ripiegamento) in the end into an intensely personal, Christocentric, and anti-dogmatic evangelical piety.
5) In A New Testament Church in Its Relation to the Needs and Tendencies of the Age, Clifford articulated the base for his Christocentric ecclesiology.
At a time like this it would be well to remember that Thomas Merton, among many others, embraced Catholicism not because it offered a narrow dogmatism or even a unified way of looking at the world but because there is in its rich Christocentric heritage an enormous breadth and depth.
Tollefsen is the author of The Christocentric Cosmology of St.