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
> 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
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
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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