Tom Wright—Suspending Skepticism: History and the Virgin Birth

Posted by Kendall Harmon

...the [New Testament] birth stories have become a test case in various controversies. If you believe in miracles, you believe in Jesus' miraculous birth; if you don't, you don't. Both sides turn the question into a shibboleth, not for its own sake but to find out who's in and who's out.

The problem is that "miracle," as used in these controversies, is not a biblical category. The God of the Bible is not a normally absent God who sometimes "intervenes." This God is always present and active, often surprisingly so.

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Filed under: * Anglican - EpiscopalAnglican ProvincesChurch of England (CoE)CoE Bishops* TheologyAnthropologyChristologyTheology: Scripture

Posted December 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. francis wrote:

well done!

December 28, 8:28 pm | [comment link]
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