Friday, September 28, 2007

Messiah and exaltation

Dr Andrew Chester, of Cambridge University, has recently published a magnificently lucid, deeply learned and helpful volume entitled Messiah and exaltation: Jewish messianic and visionary traditions and New Testament Christology (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007). I heartily recommend this to everyone interested in NT Christology.

The odd thing is, though I am in strong agreement with much of his reasoning, his treatment of the sources and his general methodology (apart from that in the fifth chapter: 'Messianism, Mediators and Pauline Christology'), I find myself parting company with him regularly as he draws his conclusions. However, while I find myself in general disagreement with quite a few of Fee's methodological choices and reasoning, I am much happier with many of his conclusions!

Figure that one out!


At 9/28/2007 11:09 PM, Anonymous Judy Redman said...

It probably just means that you are as prone as the rest of us to being more easily convinced by people who argue in favour of conclusions that fit our own world/God view, regardless of how dodgy their methodology may or may not be. :-)

At 9/29/2007 1:14 AM, Anonymous Jacob Paul Breeze said...

Thanks for this heads up, Chris.

At 9/29/2007 9:04 PM, Anonymous James Pate said...

Ooh, Judy. Is she usually that saucy, Chris?

At 9/29/2007 9:45 PM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Pleasure, Jacob.

James, she does have these tendencies, yes. I blame the communion wine.


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