Wednesday, May 09, 2012

More than an event

In a footnote after using that horrendous expression, “the Christ event,” Marshall says, “I regret this cumbersome, impersonal phrase, but some vocabulary is needed to express the sum total of Christ and what he did, that is, to include the coming of the person and the activity that he performed.”—New Testament Theology, page 174

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You can almost forgive him for using the phrase—he at least defines it. But, I still hate the phrase...
</idle musing>

1 comment:

That's my 2 cents! said...

Words are handles we use. As long as they're useful I have few feelings, good or bad, about them. For me this has always been more a matter of practicality. We need them, so we make them and use them. As long as we agree to allow God to take away the handles as he desires, I can remain fairly neutral on the issue.