This long-overdue study of H.R. Mackintosh's christology and soteriology fills a significant gap in the story of the development of Reformed theology in the 20th century. Redman's comprehensive survey places Mackintosh in the context of Reformed theology and the developments of the 19th century. It takes the reader to the heart of Mackintosh's concerns for theological integrity and the ministry of the church. Mackintosh was a translator of key theological works by Schkeiermacher and Ritschl and a professor who helped secure for his college an international reputation. He was instrumental in the development of Scottish Reformed theology as the mentor of leading theologians like John and Donald Baillie, George Hendry and T.F. Torrance. This book argues that conventional interpretations of Mackintosh fail to grasp the originality of his thought and neglect the significance of his contribution to the development of recent theology. Among Mackintosh's key insights are his recovery of the person and work of the holy Spirit in christological reflection, and the concept of the unio mystica as a soteriological category.
Publisher: University Press of America