I had the great privilege of moderating a discussion at the Lanier Theological Library last week with a number of scholars from across the world. The keynote speaker for the weekend was Simon Gathercole of Cambridge, but also on the panel were Craig Evans (HBU, formerly of Acadia Divinity School), Graham Cole (TEDS), and David Moessner (TCU). There were two topics for the day determined in the main because Simon Gathercole had written recently on them. First, we spent time discussing claims about the badly named fragment published in 2012, the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife. Second, we took up the thesis of Simon’s 2015 publication: Defending Justification: An Essay on Atonement in Paul (Baker Academic).
Let me take up for now the latter topic.
Christians in general–Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox–agree on a variety of things but one key thing is this: through the incarnation, life, death, resurrection of Jesus God…
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