Unsettled Christianity

Gloria Dei homo vivens – St Irenaeus
April 3rd, 2014 by Joel Watts



Joel Watts
Watts holds a MA in Theological Studies from United Theological Seminary. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians, as well as seeking an MA in Clinical Mental Health at Adams State University. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).


One Response to “Thoughts?”
  1. Know More Than I Should says

    Every person’s god is a largely a mirror of him or herself. In much the same way, famous individuals in history are often remolded to fit the requirements of a current generation. As both deity and humanity, Jesus fits both paradigms. For some Christians, he is the eternal rebel with a divine calling. For others, Jesus epitomizes law, order, and stability of a status quo.

    So it is that, in the end, each succeeding generation tends to adapt Christianity to their image of Jesus. This inclination is so profound that it actually matters little whether they are Christian or not. For example, Jesus is numbered among the prophets by Islamics. Some Buddhists consider Jesus to be a bodhisattva – more concerned with others than with himself.

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