The Titles of Jesus in Christology: Their History in Early Christianity

By Ferdinand Hahn

Christological terminology in its Biblical and Early Church contexts

ISBN: 9780227170861


The Titles of Jesus in Christology was recognised as a major contribution to Christological study when it was first published in German in 1963. Its translation into English a few years later cemented this status. Hahn undertakes a massive and detailed examination of the various traditions that led to the use of names for Jesus that we now recognise as characteristic of the very early Church. Moreover, he carefully distinguishes between the different Christological conceptions present in these differing branches of primitive Christianity, and embodied in the terms they produced. His analysis and categories have been followed by many later scholars, who built on his detailed study of the peculiarities of the different titles given to Jesus by the different communities that followed him.

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Dimensions 234 × 156 mm
Pages 420

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About the Author

Ferdinand Hahn (1926-2015) was a stalwart of late-twentieth-century German biblical study. A student of Ernst Käsemann and Günther Bornkamm, after a period in church ministry he received a post as a research assistant to Professor Bornkamm in the Theological Faculty of the University of Heidelberg in 1956. He subsequently held chairs at Göttingen, Kiel, Mainz and Munich, and in later years was a lecturer at the Theological Institute of the Lutheran Church of the Transylvanian Saxons in Sibiu, Romania.



1. Son of Man
2. Kyrios
3. Christos
4. Son of David
5. Son of God

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