Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Tom Wright "Wrightsaid" answers

On the N. T. Wright page, there is the latest in the series of "Wrightsaid" posts where Tom Wright answers questions put to him by anonymous punters. This is one of the odder instalments, with most of the questions asking about how Wright conceives of Jesus' knowledge of his divinity in relation to the creeds, the kinds of question that make me go "Huh?!":

Wrightsaid Q & A for June 2007

3 comments:

Doug Chaplin said...

I think, effectively, Tom's going "Huh?" himself, in an ever so patient and pastoral way, by telling these questioners that what they're asking is the wrong question, and that basically they're idiots. Now if he could only express himself so eirenically with others scholars he disagrees with ...

Tony Bellows said...

He has one book where he engages with dialogue with Marcus Borg, another on the resurrection with Dom Crossan, and is very respectful in his dialogue with them.

Doug Chaplin said...

Indeed, but I was thinking less of his exercises indialogue,and more of his apporach in his own books. I like and admire Tom, but he will never use a nutcracker where a sledgehammer's to hand.