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Jesus the eternal son : answering adoptionist Christology

Author: Michael F Bird
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2017.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Adoptionism -- the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God's son at his baptism or resurrection -- has been commonly accepted in much recent scholarship as the earliest explanation of Jesus's divine status. In this book Michael Bird draws that view into question with a thorough examination of pre-Pauline materials, the Gospel of Mark, and patristic sources. Engaging  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2017010013
(OCoLC)967846623
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jesus Christ.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael F Bird
ISBN: 9781467447898 1467447897
OCLC Number: 1127240802
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 155 pages)
Responsibility: Michael F. Bird.

Abstract:

Adoptionism -- the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God's son at his baptism or resurrection -- has been commonly accepted in much recent scholarship as the earliest explanation of Jesus's divine status. In this book Michael Bird draws that view into question with a thorough examination of pre-Pauline materials, the Gospel of Mark, and patristic sources. Engaging critically with Bart Ehrman, James Dunn, and other scholars, Bird demonstrates that a full-fledged adoptionist Christology did not emerge until the late second century. As he delves into passages often used to support the idea of an early adoptionist Christology, including Romans 1:3-4 and portions of the speeches in Acts, Bird persuasively argues that early Christology was in fact incarnational, not adoptionist. He concludes by surveying and critiquing notable examples of adoptionism in modern theology.

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