About as ‘reserved’ as ...
Your creative juices are petitioned:
As you perhaps know, I am writing a doctorate on the debate concerning whether Pauline Christology was divine or not, on whether, to use Bauckham's language, Paul's Christ was 'on the divine side of the line which monotheism must draw between God and creatures' (Richard Bauckham, "The Worship of Jesus in Apocalyptic Christianity," TS 27 : 335).
I think I have mounted a very strong argument that Paul's Christology is indeed 'divine' in Bauckham's sense, and this, of course, brings me into conflict with Dunn's claim that Paul's Christology evidences 'reserve' (Dunn, Theology of the Apostle Paul, 257.)
I want to write a sentence like the following:
'Dunn argues that Paul's christological instincts involved "reserve", but this thesis has shown that his Christology was about as reserved as ...'
So how would you complete that sentence? There is some creative and comic potential here, hence my first drafts began with 'about as reserved as Pamela Anderson's ...' ... I'll leave the rest of that draft to your imagination (I wrote 'watermelon love-pillows'). But I am guessing that that wouldn't go down too well in the Viva, or at a job-interview. Still, I might just leave my original version in the chapter I send my supervisor, to help him stay awake while reading!
How would you end the sentence? Any ideas?