12 July 2023
The depiction of Christ as divine is often assumed to be the categorical difference between early Jewish messianism and New Testament Christology. Despite the prolific accomplishments of recent scholarship on Second Temple messianism and on the origin and development of “high” Christology, research has largely treated these as two separate lines of inquiry. As an unintended result, earliest Christianity appears not as an organic outgrowth of ancient Judaism, but as something of an anomaly. Ruben A. Bühner calls this line of thinking into question in Messianic High Christology.
This virtual review panel welcomes Ruhben A. Bühner for an introduction to his work, review presentations by Robyn Faith Walsh and Rebecca Harris, followed by an open dialogue among participants.