Christ have come in the flesh anyway Is the wrong uestion The fruitful line is to ask the uestion in terms of the Ology arguing that God has always intended the incarnation independent of the FallEdwin Chr van Driel offers the first scholarly monograph to map and analyze the full range of supralapsarian arguments He gives a thick description of ach argument and its theological conseuences and Music in Art evaluates the theological gains and losses inherent inach approach Van Driel shows that East Into Yesterday (Jeff Anderson each of the three ways in which God is thought to relate to all that is not God in creation in redemption and inschatological consummation can serv.
See my review here Really great stuff Van Driel says that when we ask the uestion if Adam hadn t have sinned would. This book raises in a new way a central uestion of Christology what is the divine motive for the incarnation Throughout Christian history a majority of Western theologians have agreed that God's decision to become incarnate in the person of Jesus Christ was made necessary by the Fall if humans had not sinned the incarnation would not have happened This position is known as infralapsarian A minority of theologians however including some major 19th and 20th century theological figures championed a supralapsarian Christ.
Undamental Lighthouses 2018 Calendar: Vintage Images circa 1900 eschatological purpose of God in Christ Ie is the incarnation fundamental to the ultimate purpose of God. E as the basis for a supralapsarian argument He illustrates this thesis with detailed case studies of the Christologies of Schleiermacher Dorner and Barth He concludes that the most fruitful supralapsarian strategy is rooted in the notion ofschatological consummation taking interpersonal interaction with God to be the goal of the incarnation He goes on to develop his own argument along these lines concluding in an schatological vision in which God is visually audibly and tangibly present in the midst of God's peop.