The Word Became Flesh
A Rapprochement of Christian Natural Law and Radical Christological Ethics
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Griffin's ambitious book rejoins the oft-separated classical theological tradition of the Logos and the radical Christocentric Anabaptist tradition. His theological peace-making and robust argument provide a rich synthesis of apparent opposites. Shed your skepticism to see what coherence Griffin uncovers through this rapprochement and what radical theological and ethical fruitfulness potentially follows."
--Gordon Preece, Director of Ethos: Evangelical Alliance Centre for Christianity and Society, Melbourne, Australia
"Orthodox and radical? Natural and in sync with (the radical ethics of) the Word made flesh? Yes, says David Griffin in this well-written and challenging book. Just at the moment when there seems to be an uptake in interest in natural law and questions raised about whether orthodoxy can fit with radical, Christ-centered ethics, this book sheds much-needed light on the subject. What a timely intervention, opening up fresh angles on age-old subjects."
--Mark Thiessen Nation, Coauthor, Bonhoeffer the Assassin? (2013)
"Finally, someone has dared to do the seemingly unthinkable! Griffin's ambitious argument will not be the last word about the relationship between Christocentric radicalism and natural law, but it serves excellently as a fruitful (and just slightly polemical) provocation."
--Paul Martens, Associate Professor of Religion, Baylor University
"This complex book explores a complex topic: the relation of natural law and radical christological ethics to Christology proper. This is an important question about which Griffin makes important claims. By reconciling them by way of Chalcedonian Christology, he enables natural law ethics to be more robustly Christian, and radical christological ethics to be more open to the world. Griffin's wide-ranging discussion rewards careful reading with challenging and stimulating insights, making the effort well worthwhile."
--Andrew Sloane, Morling College