Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Teaser Tuesday

This came from Scatter Cushions.
The rules are:Grab your current read.Let the book fall open to a random page.Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!

"If Jesus Christ, then, consists of"two substances".... what should we say about them?  Tertullian has the distinction of being the first theologian frankly to tackle this issue."

[Kelly, JND 1985 - Early Christian Doctrines 5th rev ed.  p 151]

Strangely appropriate to the time of year.  And it was this or "Barcoding - getting it right".


  1. However, van Buren makes it quite plain that, while he is glad to follow Molière's maxim Il m'est permis de reprendre mon bien où je le trouve, his real reason for refusing all factual character to theological statements has nothing to do with linguistic analysis and indeed has no rational basis whatsoever.

    p.63 E.L. Mascall - The Secularisation of Christianity

    Darton, Longman & Todd, 1965

  2. That brings back memories, used to have a copy of Kelly but I misguidedly got rid of the book to some student in need of it when I left Univ

  3. Oil and water, according to the excellent History of Christianity programme on BBC2. (The best explanation of the controversy over the two natures that I have ever seen.)

  4. It's very easy to mix Oil and Water. You just need a suitable detergent.

  5. Cursed be the day I brought him forth and the nourishment he drew from my bosom and the wooing tongue God gave him to bring disgrace on weak women.

  6. Judith I think quoting from your own book is slightly cheating. But can't work out why..


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