Re: [XTalk] Jesus and his NT interpreters (Was Mess. Prophecy)
- Brian McCarthy wrote
>Yes indeed this is Crosstalk and qq should be historical, so here goes:Steve replies
>I. a-e) Did Mt think that Jesus saw himself...
Your questions reflect an historical sophistication and a theological
naivete. By confusing and blending together the historical and the
theological, you make, pardon my boldness, rather simplistic
conclusions theologically. Because this is a historical group, it is
hard to address these issues without feeling like I'm pushing the
boundaries of this list. Suffice it to make one philosophical
All your questions ask about identity. Human identity is a
mysterious affair. Who I think I am, and who you think I am, and who
my cat thinks I am, and who my employer thinks I am, etc. - Who is
right? Who is wrong? Do I get the final word?
Now what about famous figures in history? If we could bring back
Hitler to tell us all who he thought he was, his version of his
identity, I suspect, would be rather different than our version.
Would [should] he be allowed to have the final word?