Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The "evolution" of God

Last night on the Colbert Report, a guy by the name of Robert Wright. He is probably smarter than me but on Jesus and the Bible he is missing something. He grew up Southern Baptist, probably in a Fundamentalist church in OK. So, I'm sure he is responding to some what he heard growing up but some of the stuff he quotes is way off of true historical facts. I haven't read the book but I can respond to what he says in the interview. The interview below.

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He says two things, one about Jesus and one about the NT. I recommend Jesus and the eyewitnesses to talk about the reliability of the NT as a written Oral History. Here is a good review of it by Andreas Köstenberger. Also, did Jesus call himself God, see the Michael Bird Book Are You the One Who Is to Come?: The Historical Jesus and the Messianic Question. See a good review of it here. If you are going to criticize someone, at least criticize the best of the argument (not a lesser person).

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