Sunday, April 09, 2006

Who said it?

‘Both the gospel and theology confront us with the need to make a judgment about the identity of God and the identity of Jesus Christ. “Who do you say that I am?” By answering this question, we not only render our verdict concerning the identity of Christ; we identify ourselves’

Who said it, and where?

If you get wrong, I will laugh mercilessly in your general direction. But the winner gets a bit of honour.


At 4/09/2006 8:48 PM, Anonymous jim said...

Dan Brown in the Davinci Code? ;)
I've got no clue, so go ahead and laugh, I can take it!

At 4/09/2006 8:50 PM, Blogger T.B. Vick said...

Sponge Bob, episode 24

At 4/10/2006 12:44 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

No, both of you.
Not even close. Hopeless.
I laugh.

At 4/10/2006 2:17 PM, Blogger Ben Myers said...

I've got no idea. But Robert Jenson loves to use the word "identity", so he'd be my best guess! (Braces himself and prepares for the Doctor Evil laugh...)

At 4/10/2006 3:09 PM, Blogger Chris Petersen said...

Richard Bauckham?

At 4/10/2006 3:23 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Well, Ben, Petros, you have both chosen authors with a propensity for the word 'identity', which makes your guesses a little more plausible than wither TB's or Jim's.

But you are both HOPELESSLY wrong.


*breathes in*


At 4/10/2006 4:58 PM, Blogger T.B. Vick said...

Ok, ok. . . I figured it out. It is Jurgen Moltmann from his work titled The Crucified God.

At 4/10/2006 7:31 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...




Todd? Moltmann?????????????????

???????????? ?????????????????
??????????? ??????????????
????????????????????? ??????????? Utterly ridiculous!! Molty????????????
????????? ?????????????
??????????????? ?????????
????????? ???????????????


At 4/10/2006 7:36 PM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Todd, I just showed all my friends here that you suggested Moltmann.

Oh did we laugh.

At 4/10/2006 10:49 PM, Blogger T.B. Vick said...

My next guess is Wolfhart Pannenberg found in his work Jesus: God and Man

At 4/11/2006 12:53 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...


*shakes head in bewilderment*

Hang on.

"Hey, all my mates here in Tübingen area, come and see Todd's latest guess."

*Hears roaring laughter in the background*

At 4/11/2006 12:58 AM, Blogger Exiled Preacher said...

Wrighty init?

At 4/11/2006 2:56 AM, Blogger T.B. Vick said...

I give up - unless you will let me ask certain questions to narrow down the scope (?)

At 4/11/2006 9:03 AM, Blogger Sean du Toit said...

I KNOW that I've read that somewhere... It sounds very much like a Tom Wright thing to say. So either Wright or Vanhoozer. Don't laugh, or I'll hop over there and snatch Barth's Dogmatics! HA!

At 4/11/2006 10:26 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Hi Guy,

TB, you may ask questions, but I may only answer them 'yes' or 'no' - otherwise it's too easy.
*shoulders still shaking after the Moltmann and Pannenberg shots*

Sean!!! Sean. You need to be more specific, but just a little bit of honour is already on the way ...

At 4/11/2006 2:10 PM, Blogger Ben Myers said...

Clever Sean! Here's my look of surprise and admiration....

At 4/11/2006 3:59 PM, Blogger T.B. Vick said...

I was originall going to say Tom Wright - but thought that would be too easy . . .

My final guess (and then I'll step down and let others be humiliated) is Wright and it is from his work Jesus and the Victory of God

At 4/11/2006 10:09 PM, Blogger M. Klink said...

maybe hans frei, with a title to match: "the identity of Jesus Christ?"

At 4/12/2006 3:50 AM, Blogger joel hunter said...


At 4/12/2006 4:03 AM, Blogger joel hunter said...

Where? Sounds like the christology lectures (Christ the Center). Possibly Akt und Sein?

At 4/12/2006 6:33 AM, Anonymous dan said...

Okay, I'll take a shot at this as well.

The Drama of Doctrine by KvH.

Although I thought Moltmann's Crucified God was a pretty damn good guess. And it does sound a lot like Wright.

At 4/12/2006 11:14 AM, Blogger Chris Tilling said...

Well, enjoyable pictures of Dr Evil included, things have come to an end: I am glad to anounce a winner ....

*drum roll*

And from the recent suggestions -

it isn't TB

nor M. Klink

nor Joel

*drum roll*

The winner is DAN!

Woo hoo! Spot on. It was Kevin Vanhoozer, Drama of Doctrine, p. 24.

I lavish serious honour (or 'honor' for you) all over your mighty theological knowledge and wisdom.

At 4/12/2006 9:59 PM, Anonymous dan said...

Woot woot!!!

Well, I guess it's things like this that separate the men from the boys. ;)

Does this mean I can get a fellowship at Tubingen, once I finish my Masters?

Also, the correct Canadian spelling of "honour" is, in fact, "honour". We tend to side with the Brits, not the Americans, when it comes to spelling.


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