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Defending Early High Christology with Archaeology and New Testament Letters

Date recorded: 23 May 2018 | Speaker: Peter S. Williams | Event: ELF Workshop
Defending Early High Christology


Philosopher and apologist Peter S. Williams critiques the claim that belief in Jesus' divinity was a late development detached from the historical Jesus. In response to proponents of a late high Christology such as Dan Brown (in his novel The Da Vinci Code) and John Loftus, we will draw upon fascinating archaeological discoveries as well as key passages in the New Testament letters. In particular, we will see that the Epistle of James displays a high Christology within a Jewish Christian context prior to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, and plausibly as early as the mid 40's AD.