Some in-depth discussion on how Jesus may have viewed his own Godliness.
The outstanding liberal Biblical scholar James McGrath wrote a thought-provoking post on this very topic.
I mentioned a few posts about Bart Ehrman’s recent book yesterday, and there are already a couple more. Larry Hurtado offered some amendments to his post, in light of feedback from Bart Ehrman himself. And Ken Schenck blogged about chapter 3 and whether Jesus thought he was God. In it he writes:
I think we can safely assume that, in his public persona, Jesus did not go around telling everyone he was the Messiah, let alone God.
But one must then ask whether these is a good reason to regard the process that follows, in which Jesus comes to be viewed as the second person of the Trinity, is a legitimate or necessary one.
Schenck also criticizes Ehrman for giving voice to older formulations of scholarly views, as though things had not moved on.
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