Is “High Human Christology” Sufficient? A Critical Response to J. R. Daniel Kirk's A Man Attested by God

@article{Bauckham2017IsH,
  title={Is “High Human Christology” Sufficient? A Critical Response to J. R. Daniel Kirk's A Man Attested by God},
  author={Richard J. Bauckham},
  journal={Bulletin for Biblical Research},
  year={2017}
}
  • R. Bauckham
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Bulletin for Biblical Research
J. R. Daniel Kirk's book A Man Attested by God argues that the Christology of the Synoptic Gospels should be understood as “high human Christology,” placing Jesus within a category of “idealized human figures” who, in Jewish literature, are “identified with God.” He claims to refute my argument for “divine identity Christology,” but in fact he badly misunderstands it, as his constant use of the vague term identified with God (which I do not use of Jesus) shows. My claim is that Jesus is…