From: George Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri May 23 2003 - 12:51:02 EDT
Graham E. Morbey wrote:
> Years ago a professor of mine once asked Tillich if a camera could have
> recorded the Resurrection of Jesus. The curt reply was "no!"
> Now, was that because of the limitation of the camera (no record of a
> personal observation of the actual Resurrection in Scripture)? Perhaps a
> better question
> " Would the camera have recorded the three of them on the road to
> Emmaus?" The answer for Tillich, I believe, is still "no". The Creeds
> teach a camera faith!
My gut reaction is to agree with you, but I think some care is needed. The
creeds say simply that "he rose again." Though some witnesses of the resurrection
"doubted," (Mt.28:17), there are no accounts of rank unbelievers (at least after the
event) seeing the risen Christ. Those who were with Saul on the Damascus rode did not
see him (Acts 9:7). The emphasis on light in his own account of the event give one the
impression that a camera would have simply been overexposed.
"Every eye shall see him" (Rev.1:7), but that is an eschatological promise.
George L. Murphy
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