New Testament scholarship
John 5:2 and the Date of the Fourth Gospel: A Response to a Christian Apologist Originally Posted on the “Quran and Bible Blog“ بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْم “This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them… Read More ›
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. . . . You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God.”
by J. R. Daniel Kirk These famous words by C. S. Lewis beautifully encapsulate the Christianity of my childhood. They underscore how central Jesus’s divinity has been to the church’s confession of faith for the past sixteen hundred years. And they… Read More ›
Some brief comments on ‘Jesus and the Word: a metaphysical reflection on the Gospel of John’ by Chris de Ray
New Testament scholar Maurice Casey once claimed that “The Gospel attributed to St. John is the only New Testament document in which the deity and incarnation of Jesus are unequivocally proclaimed.” This statement is somewhat misleading. If the proclamation of… Read More ›
This PhD Candidate in New Testament at the prestigious Duke University, just tweeted this: It is a notorious fact that Churches in the main do not discuss the issues raised by New Testament scholars that cast doubt on traditional Christian… Read More ›
Finding and Following Jesus عليه السلام: The Muslim Claim to the Messiah | Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research
Can Muslims find anything unique in Jesus’ guidance and example? Or do they find all they need in Muhammad ﷺ? Dr Shabbir Akhtar, an academic at Oxford University explores. Part of the “Approaching Jesus as Muslims” Collection. I. Jesus عليه السلام and the House… Read More ›
DCCI Ministries are a gang of notorious hate preachers masquerading as ‘Christians’ who delight to hound Muslims at Speakers’ Corner. Matthew 7:21 applies.
One of the world’s most distinguished biblical scholars from Oxford University uncovers the realities of the four gospels. Most Christians have no inkling of these historical facts.
The men in the Jewish Bible who play the role of God (sharing dominion, worship, and the throne of Yahweh) and are even called ‘God’ (Yahweh and Elohim)
This is an interesting excerpt from the exciting new work A Man Attested by God: The Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels by Professor J.R. Daniel Kirk. It refutes recent work by scholars such as Richard Bauckham, Simon Gathercole, and Richard Hays…. Read More ›
Christians point ‘to passages in the Bible that talked about one who suffered and was then vindicated, passages such as Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22. Jews, though, had a ready response: these passages are not talking about the messiah. And you… Read More ›
New Testament scholar professor Daniel Kirk muses on the translation of Exodus 3:14 in the Greek translation of the Bible as used by Mark in his gospel. The question has Christological implications.
Dale C. Allison Jr writes: ‘Some of my divinity students, who find themselves threatened by the discourse of the quest [for the historical Jesus], the chief categories of which derive not from Christian theology but from the modern study of… Read More ›