By Dean L. Overman
No matter if Jesus used to be particularly the Son of God or no longer is a primary query for Christians-and one who has provoked heated debate because the time of Jesus' delivery. Dean L. Overman examines the earliest Christian files to construct a compelling case for the divinity of Jesus. Addressing questions raised via books akin to Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus and Elaine Pagels' The Gnostic Gospels, Overman builds a gently reasoned case for Jesus really being the Son of God.
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The gnostic gospels, including the gospel of Thomas, do not contain creedal formulae. I shall provide evidence that the gnostic gospels are a second-, not a first-, century phenomenon, and only give us information about a second-century distortion of a traditional faith that preceded them by more than one hundred years. The speculative claims surrounding the gospel of Thomas, the gospel of Judas, and other gnostic 7 A CASE FOR THE DIVINITY OF JESUS texts are exaggerations. As discussed in chapter 7, these texts are clearly mid- to late second-century documents, with no hard evidence of any “trajectories” from the first century and no evidence of earlier creedal gnostic liturgical formulae.
6 It could also mean God. Evidence that the phrase “Jesus is Lord” (kyrios Ie¯sous) identifies Jesus with the God of the Hebrews is given by the first-century Jewish historian Josephus. Josephus rarely used the word kyrios in his writings, but he confirms the use of kyrios to refer to God when he describes the refusal of firstcentury Jews to participate in emperor worship, a principal aspect of Rome’s civil religion. These Jews would not address the emperor as kyrios because they believed that this term was only to be applied to the Hebrew God.
Alfred Jeremias, and Joachim’s mentor at the University of Leipzig was the renowned Gustaf Dalman, also a brilliant scholar of ancient Palestinian culture. 17 A CASE FOR THE DIVINITY OF JESUS At Princeton, Jeremias presented us with a remarkable series of lectures on Jesus and the message of the New Testament that set forth his thinking over the previous sixty-five years. Parts of his lectures were later published in 1965 as his highly regarded book The Central Message of the New Testament. Although a course on law and society in Princeton University’s political science department persuaded me to begin the study of law, Jeremias so influenced me that I continued to study theological and Christological texts over the past forty years of my professional life.
A Case for the Divinity of Jesus: Examining the Earliest Evidence by Dean L. Overman