John Piper, Brian Zahn, N. T. Wright and Steve Chalke walk into a bar… Whatever hilarity may or may not ensue in this scenario, I can assure you that a discussion on the atonement would be anything but humorous.
Tag: Simon Gathercole
This is my concluding review of Bird (et. al)’s How God Became Jesus, with my overall impressions. For a slower in-depth walk through of Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God, its arguments, and this reply book, How God Became Jesus, check out my series Ehrman’s Christology War.
I’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You will find each piece in the series here. In this post I’m summarizing Simon Gathercole’s response to Ehrman’s presentation of exaltation Christology in How God Became Jesus and giving a few of my own thoughts.
I’m continuing to work through Ehrman’s How Jesus Became God and Bird’s (et al.) How God Became Jesus. You can find each piece in the series here. Due to the size of this summary, I will offer my response and Simon Gathercole’s in a future post.
Two titans are being released today and will no doubt cause internet carnage in their wake. One book is called How Jesus Became God and the other, How God Became Jesus, is responding to it. The former is from the (in)famous skeptical scholar Bart Ehrman, and the latter is from a supergroup of evangelical scholars – but hopefully unlike supergroups, they’re actually good together – Michael Bird, Simon Gathercole, Craig Evans, Charles Hill, and Chris Tilling. These two books tackles the questions of whether Jesus’ earliest followers considered Him as divine or whether this was a later development in the church.
The other day I was discussing Paul’s letter to the Romans with fellow CCBCY teacher Randy McCracken (who teaches OT and Romans here), and the merits (or lack thereof) of the New Perspective on Paul came up. His comments were insightful and encouraged me to brush up on the issues again. I found two great resources (albeit not new) that I’d recommend.