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Bibil Identifier bibil:207886
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A New Explanation of Christological Origins
Title (English, ) A Review of the Work of Larry W. Hurtado
Author Fletcher-Louis, Crispin
Journal Tyndale Bulletin (Volume: 60, Issue: 2)
Undefined link The Origins of Jesus-Devotion
Reviewed book One God, One Lord. Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism
Reviewed book How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 161-205 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Article de recension de 3 volumes de L.W. Hurtado:
-One God, One Lord. Early Christian Devotion and Ancient Jewish Monotheism, Fortress, 1988;
- Lord Jesus Christ. Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity, Eerdmans, 2003;
- How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God? Historical Questions about Earliest Devotion to Jesus, Eerdmans, 2005.
Abstract Prof. Larry Hurtado's three-volume work on christological origins has advanced understanding in several key respects and his account is simpler than that of his predecessors. However, it remains an evolutionary, multi-stage model and it is historically problematic. He overstates the case for Jewish opposition to Christ-devotion, minimises the ethical particularity of earliest Christianity and the model suffers some serious internal tensions. His claim that religious experiences gave the decisive impetus to Christ-devotion does not reckon adequately with the implications of social-science study, is not supported by the primary texts and conflicts with the important evidence that visionary and mystical practices were frowned upon in some early Christian quarters. Hurtado presents his work as theologically disinterested. However, he endorses Lessing's radical separation of theology and history and this theologically loaded judgement seems to be reflected in the non-incarnational character of the Christology Hurtado describes.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Christology
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