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John McChesney-Young

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Theology, fantasy and science fiction, science, history, classics, general bibliophile

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Michael F. Bird: Jesus the Eternal Son (Paperback, 2017, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Eerdmans) No rating

Adoptionism—the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was …

I found this study of the New Testament and post-biblical texts convincing. His argument is essentially that although it's true that certain packages (in particular, in Mark, Acts, and Romans) can be interpreted as adoptionist, in the context of the theology of the authors as displayed elsewhere the case for an adoptionist view is severely weakened.