Sunday, April 09, 2006

Who said it?

‘Both the gospel and theology confront us with the need to make a judgment about the identity of God and the identity of Jesus Christ. “Who do you say that I am?” By answering this question, we not only render our verdict concerning the identity of Christ; we identify ourselves’

Who said it, and where?

If you get wrong, I will laugh mercilessly in your general direction. But the winner gets a bit of honour.


At 4/09/2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous jim said...

Dan Brown in the Davinci Code? ;)
I've got no clue, so go ahead and laugh, I can take it!

At 4/09/2006 8:50 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

Sponge Bob, episode 24

At 4/10/2006 12:44 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

No, both of you.
Not even close. Hopeless.
I laugh.

At 4/10/2006 3:09 PM, Anonymous Chris Petersen said...

Richard Bauckham?

At 4/10/2006 3:23 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Well, Ben, Petros, you have both chosen authors with a propensity for the word 'identity', which makes your guesses a little more plausible than wither TB's or Jim's.

But you are both HOPELESSLY wrong.


*breathes in*


At 4/10/2006 4:58 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

Ok, ok. . . I figured it out. It is Jurgen Moltmann from his work titled The Crucified God.

At 4/10/2006 7:31 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...




Todd? Moltmann?????????????????

???????????? ?????????????????
??????????? ??????????????
????????????????????? ??????????? Utterly ridiculous!! Molty????????????
????????? ?????????????
??????????????? ?????????
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At 4/10/2006 7:36 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Todd, I just showed all my friends here that you suggested Moltmann.

Oh did we laugh.

At 4/10/2006 10:49 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

My next guess is Wolfhart Pannenberg found in his work Jesus: God and Man

At 4/11/2006 12:53 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...


*shakes head in bewilderment*

Hang on.

"Hey, all my mates here in Tübingen area, come and see Todd's latest guess."

*Hears roaring laughter in the background*

At 4/11/2006 12:58 AM, Anonymous Exiled Preacher said...

Wrighty init?

At 4/11/2006 2:56 AM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

I give up - unless you will let me ask certain questions to narrow down the scope (?)

At 4/11/2006 9:03 AM, Anonymous Sean said...

I KNOW that I've read that somewhere... It sounds very much like a Tom Wright thing to say. So either Wright or Vanhoozer. Don't laugh, or I'll hop over there and snatch Barth's Dogmatics! HA!

At 4/11/2006 10:26 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Hi Guy,

TB, you may ask questions, but I may only answer them 'yes' or 'no' - otherwise it's too easy.
*shoulders still shaking after the Moltmann and Pannenberg shots*

Sean!!! Sean. You need to be more specific, but just a little bit of honour is already on the way ...

At 4/11/2006 2:10 PM, Anonymous Ben Myers said...

Clever Sean! Here's my look of surprise and admiration....

At 4/11/2006 3:59 PM, Anonymous T.B. Vick said...

I was originall going to say Tom Wright - but thought that would be too easy . . .

My final guess (and then I'll step down and let others be humiliated) is Wright and it is from his work Jesus and the Victory of God

At 4/11/2006 10:09 PM, Anonymous M. Klink said...

maybe hans frei, with a title to match: "the identity of Jesus Christ?"

At 4/12/2006 3:50 AM, Anonymous joel hunter said...


At 4/12/2006 4:03 AM, Anonymous joel hunter said...

Where? Sounds like the christology lectures (Christ the Center). Possibly Akt und Sein?

At 4/12/2006 6:33 AM, Anonymous dan said...

Okay, I'll take a shot at this as well.

The Drama of Doctrine by KvH.

Although I thought Moltmann's Crucified God was a pretty damn good guess. And it does sound a lot like Wright.

At 4/12/2006 11:14 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Well, enjoyable pictures of Dr Evil included, things have come to an end: I am glad to anounce a winner ....

*drum roll*

And from the recent suggestions -

it isn't TB

nor M. Klink

nor Joel

*drum roll*

The winner is DAN!

Woo hoo! Spot on. It was Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama of Doctrine, p. 24.

I lavish serious honour (or 'honor' for you) all over your mighty theological knowledge and wisdom.

At 4/12/2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous dan said...

Woot woot!!!

Well, I guess it's things like this that separate the men from the boys. ;)

Does this mean I can get a fellowship at Tubingen, once I finish my Masters?

Also, the correct Canadian spelling of "honour" is, in fact, "honour". We tend to side with the Brits, not the Americans, when it comes to spelling.


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