Conversation with Sir Anthony Buzzard

Tomorrow evening, I’ll be having a conversation with Sir Anthony Buzzard about my work on Christology and monotheism in early Christianity. If you’re interested in this topic, mark your calendars and listen in! [Read more…]

RBL Review of The Birth of the Trinity

My review of Matthew Bates’ book The Birth of the Trinity has appeared in RBL. You can find it on Academia.edu if you cannot access it on the RBL site. It is a vibrant time to be part of the discussion of Christology in early Christianity!   [Read more…]

Early High Subordinationist Christology around the Blogosphere

Let me start this round-up of recent blogging about Christology with a quote from a blog post by Larry Hurtado: All early expressions of Christology have a “subordinationist” character, in that they portray Jesus as sent, empowered, vindicated, and glorified by God (“the Father”). They weren’t touched by the concerns and issues that arose in [Read More…]

Recent Christology Books and Blogging

Matters of Christology are getting renewed attention, including on blogs, but also in some important new books. Larry Hurtado discussed whether early Christian devotion to Jesus provoked criticism and opposition from non-Christian Jews. Bill Tammeus in turn discussed Hurtado’s new book, Destroyer of the Gods. Ben Witherington offered a multi-part interview with Larry Hurtado about his new book: here [Read More…]

Videos of Bart Ehrman in Church

Biblical Studies Online drew attention to these videos of Bart Ehrman going to church…to talk about How Jesus Became God: [Read more…]

A Man Attested By God (A Book Attested By Me)

I blogged previously about Daniel Kirk’s new book, A Man Attested By God. It is still listed on Amazon as available for pre-order. But Daniel received his copies and tweeted about it today, and so here is the photographic evidence that the book exists and that if you order it, you will get your copy soon: [Read More…]

SNTS Montreal: Business Meeting and Opening Reception

The start of the official SNTS program yesterday evening was with the first of two scheduled business meetings. Business meetings are not always emotionally moving, but two moments in this one were. The first was when the names of members who had passed away were read, and we were asked to stand to honor them. [Read More…]

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Listen to Crispin Fletcher-Louis

When I say “listen to” I don't necessarily mean that you should find everything he says convincing. I mean literally listen to him, in this recent podcast interview: http://onscript.study/podcast/crispin-fletcher-louis-jesus-monotheism-volume-1/ Crispin's paper at the recent Enoch Seminar meeting “John the Jew” was one of the most stimulating, and he's shared it online: https://jesusmonotheism.com/jesus-equality-with-god-in-johns-gospel/ See also Jim [Read More…]

Jesus as Son of God

Larry Hurtado posted last month on the title “son of God” in Paul’s writings. I thought that it would make sense to schedule a post about it to coincide with the 2016 Enoch Seminar meeting on John’s Christology and Jewish Messianism. Hurtado wrote: The consistent feature in all of these references, however, is the use of the [Read More…]

John the Jew: The 2016 Enoch Seminar in Camaldoli, Italy

The 2016 Enoch Seminar on Johannine Christology as Jewish messianism has begun, meeting not only the same building but the same room in which the Florentine Platonic Academy was born. I am delighted to have the opportunity to participate in it, and indeed to offer one of two introductory papers trying to set the stage [Read More…]