Category Archives: Christology

Knitter on Jesus Being the Only Way

In my latest reading of Paul Knitter’s No Other Name? A Critical Survey of Christian Attitudes Toward the World Religions, I read Chapter IX, “How Is Jesus Unique? Toward a Theocentric Christology”. Knitter’s overall view seems to be that God … Continue reading

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We’re Going to Study…

This post is about what my church will do next for its Bible study.  I was going to do a series, but I’ve decided not to do so, unless you can count two posts as a series! As I said … Continue reading

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A Heavenly Counterpart?

A while back, I wrote a post about an alleged rabbinic belief that there was a heavenly Jacob and an earthly Jacob.  In an essay in Enoch and the Mosaic Torah: The Evidence of Jubilees, there is an essay about … Continue reading

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Completing Hurtado’s How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?

I finished Larry Hurtado’s How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?  Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus. After reading this book, I still have questions.  First of all, Hurtado argues that the hymn in Philippians 2—-and the fact … Continue reading

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Blasphemy and Cultic Devotion

I’m still reading Larry Hurtado’s How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?  Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus. In my latest reading, Hurtado argues that the claims by Jewish leaders in the synoptic Gospels that Jesus was a … Continue reading

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Philo’s Logos; Dunn’s Argument

In my latest reading of James D.G. Dunn’s Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation, Dunn talked about Philo’s conception of the logos and summed up his own argument about … Continue reading

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Pre-Existence? Divine Being?

In my latest reading of Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation, James D.G. Dunn argues that New Testament passages that are believed to support the pre-existence of Jesus (that … Continue reading

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Dunn’s Christological Model of Development

I started James D.G. Dunn’s 1980 book, Christology in the Making: A New Testament Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation.  Dunn is looking for the origins of the doctrine of the incarnation, the notion that God … Continue reading

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The Divinity of the Holy Spirit in Fourth Century Debate

I grew up in an offshoot of the Worldwide Church of God, which was Binitarian rather than Trinitarian.  What’s “Binitarian” mean?  Essentially, we thought that God the Father and God the Son were God, whereas the Holy Spirit was an … Continue reading

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Theodore’s Christology

I started The Cambridge History of Christianity: Constantine to c. 600.  My latest reading was interesting because it shed light on the personalities of key figures of the Arian controversy.  Arius was a dynamic preacher who also wrote songs, and … Continue reading

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