Re: Black Sea Flood

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Date: Wed May 01 2002 - 20:44:20 EDT

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    JW Burgeson wrote:

    > Shaun wrote: "If somewhere in Palestine, a tomb is located with a
    > skeleton with a crown with KING OF THE JEWS written on it, then the game is
    > up."
    > I used to think that way too. Then I heard (and read) Marcus Borg. Without
    > necessarily agreeing with him on his theology, he does propose a scenario
    > where a discovery of the bones of Jesus would not negate the resurrected
    > Jesus Christ.
    > One has to read Borg to grasp his arguments. He does make a clear
    > distinction between Jesus the man and Christ the Lord. And he is no flake or
    > dumbbell.

             1) & it's rather puzzling that today, when we are coming
    more & more to
    an understanding of the human as body-soul-spirit-mind unity, that some
    Christians want to talk about some sort of disembodied survival as
    meaningful in
    the case of Jesus.
                 Abandonment of belief in resurrection of the body (i.e.,
    transformation of the body which has died) means also abandonment of the idea
    that the material world has any significance for the future God intends for
    creation. It's hard for me to see how a Christian who is a
    scientist, & thus by
    his or her vocation is committed to understanding the material world as God's
    creation, can go for this.
            2) Paul's emphasis on "Christ crucified" shows the identity
    of Jesus the
    man and Christ the Lord. It is the Christ who was crucified. The resurrection
    is significant because it is the resurrection of the crucified.



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Interface"

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