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The Preexistent Son by Simon J. Gathercole
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Mar 06, 2009

bookshelves: theology, biblical-studies

So far, its good. The pre-existence of Christ in the Synoptics is not a topic I am enthusiastic about, since I think all of Scripture supports this claim. But it is helpful since Gathercole is approaching this topic with presupposition that Matt, Mark, and Luke use a historical-redemptive reading of the OT and Paul's high pre-existent christology for their accounts. Gathercole always has funny little remarks throughout his guild-language that keep the tone easy.
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March 15, 2009 – Shelved as: biblical-studies
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John I like Gathercole. I wish he would write a little more at the popular pastoral level, but he is helpful. Not the most exciting book on Christology I have ever read, but argues (I think successfully) for some important important points - though I tend to have already assumed his arguments.

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