Christian Humanist Profiles 107: A Man Attested by God

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Calling of Saint Matthew. Contarini Chapel.



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At the core of the Christian’s confession we encounter the claim “Jesus is Lord.” It’s a bold claim, perhaps even confrontational, and for the faithful it’s the beginning of a conversation, not the end of it.  Does “Lord” mean the same thing when we’re talking about God and when we talk about Jesus?  Or does the distinction between the two require genuine difference?  Daniel Kirk wants to draw our attention back to the text of the synoptic gospels and their place in the distinctive literary tradition of second-temple Judaism, and when we pay attention to that context, the possibilities get more interesting than we might anticipate.  His 2016 book A Man Attested by God explores some of those possibilities, and Christian Humanist Profiles is glad to welcome him to the show.

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