1 Cor 8 to 10 block
My blogging time has been largely taken up with writing responses to those who have commented on my ‘Inerrancy? Pt.3’ post, so I won’t waffle now. I’ll continue this series over the weekend. I’ve really been enjoying the discussion it has engendered, so thanks for your input.
Today I started working on 1 Cor 11, having at last finished my more extensive exegesis of 1 Cor 8:1-10:22, a passage that will be an important bow in my thesis argument. But, boy, am I glad that the first draft is behind me. I was stuck on it for weeks.
In case you don’t know, my work concerns Pauline Christology. I’m looking at the question, ‘Is Paul’s Christology divine?’, i.e. (to use the words of Bauckham), ‘Is Christ, for Paul, included in the “divine identity”, or is he external to it?’
To be honest, I’m looking forward to seeing what sort of response my thesis will generate in this field of debate, so I’m keen to get it written. But I won’t summarise my argument here – top secret!, I will just say that I’m convinced that Paul’s Christology is a divine Christology.