Denis Giron has produced an article which has stimulated much debate and reflection amongst Christian and Muslim commentators on Blogging Theology. Rather than add to the ever-extending line of comments, and because I wish to cite some academic sources at… Read More ›
Christians who dialogue with orthodox Muslims will often encounter appeals to the 112th chapter of the Qur’ān, sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ (also known as sūrat at-Tawḥīd). The Muslim participants in those dialogues will often present the relevant Qur’ānic text as an unambiguous… Read More ›
Christ said, “Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He will give it you”; this causes no difficulty if we take “Father” to mean God and if as Christ said the Father is “greater than the Son”. But… Read More ›
The Christian Church today celebrates Trinity Sunday. Here are some reflections on the incoherence of Trinitarianism.
In the Bible, Jesus sometimes appears explicitly to deny that he is divine. Texts include, “Why do you call me good? No one is good but God alone (Mark 10:18), and “The son can do nothing of his own accord,… Read More ›
All believers are in perfect hypostatic unity with Jesus and the Father. or else Jesus (ع س) is only a prophet of God filled with His Spirit unto perfect obedience to Gods will…
The final part of Dr Tim Winter’s essay concludes with the accusation that the required belief in the incoherent Trinity has contributed to the wider crisis of faith in the West and even played a significant role in the rise… Read More ›
Section on New Testament Christology, with a few words to salafi critics of Dr Tim Winter and my reading of his work.
Subject: The Biblical witness. Is the Trinity taught in the Bible? Dr Winter says No: “God’s only number is one. The idea of a perichoretic union of self-awareness hypostases, each of which was entirely God, came later.” page 349.
The book I quote from ‘Debating Christian Theism‘ contains new essays on central topics by a number of distinguished scholars. It should not only prove of general interest but would provide an excellent supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate courses… Read More ›
This is a no holes barred academic discussion of the Quest for the historical Jesus by one of the leading historians in the field Dr Dale C. Allison. Allison is Richard J. Dearborn Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological… Read More ›
i) Christ must be his own Father and his own son; ii) The Holy Spirit is neither Father nor Son yet he is both; iii) The Son was begotten by the Father but existed before he was begotten; iv)… Read More ›