Daniel Kirk Takes On Michael Bird’s Take On Ehrman’s Take On Jesus

Daniel Kirk is one of my favorite bloggers. He wrote a very critical review of Michael Bird’s chapter in How God Became Jesus, a book written in response to How Jesus Became God by Bart Ehrman. Kirk takes issue with Bird’s sense of humor, but mostly Kirk takes apart Bird’s argument. Kirk’s critical analysis was that Bird makes assertions but not a coherent argument. Kirk’s main argument is that Bird doesn’t understand what Ehrman is doing, and therefore Bird’s attempt at refutation misses the mark–much begging the question and other problems. “In short, my assessment is that an evangelicalism that has Ehrman as its chief foe is in better shape than an evangelicalism that has Bird as its great champion,” Kirk says.

Bird then fired back with a defense of his chapter, in which he characterizes himself as the equivalent to the New York Ballet, and Daniel Kirk to Justin Bieber writing a review of The New York Ballet. Bird feels condescended to, so he wrote his own (completely condescending) retort. All condescension aside–and ignoring the fact that it’s actually the New York City Ballet–I know Daniel Kirk well enough to know that he’s not the Justin Bieber type. He might be young, but he’s got an unimpeachable intellect.

I don’t want to be the guy on the outside yelling, “Nerd Fight! Nerd Fight!” So, I’ll just leave it to your investigation.

"i'm kinda split on it i do think the very rich should pay their fair ..."

The Free Market v. Big Government ..."
"You know, the simple turth is that those 'pastors' (which are an extreme minority) wouldn't ..."

Fleecing the Flock: A Snapshot of ..."
""One of you will betray me."The standard joke about this painting is:Actually, he's just said, ..."

10 Stunning Facts About Davinci’s Last ..."
"Isn't it interesting that a painting known around the world was though little enough to ..."

10 Stunning Facts About Davinci’s Last ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment