This is an interactive Exhibit.
Last week, while we were researching we came across a very obscure and hard to find quote. Rather than tell you who said this and where we found it. We thought that it would be more educational if we reproduced the quote and then asked you to identify the source. We'll reveal the author in a future post. But, for right now we'd like you to read the quote. Think about what it says and then see if you (without using google) can guess who said this. Please submit your guesses along with your reasoning in the comments section of this exhibit.
Here is the quote:
The simplistic claim that Jesus is God is not affirmed in scripture. By that I mean when Jesus was the incarnate one he prayed to God. He was not talking to himself. He had this sense of God beyond himself. He died. God did not die when Jesus died. God was still there with the power of resurrection. So that to make the simplistic identification between Jesus in his incarnation and God is not part of the Christian narrative.
What the Christian narrative seems to me says is that God was in Christ. That when we meet Christ we meet God. I cannot think of God apart from Jesus Christ. I cannot think of Jesus Christ apart from God. But I think that the whole doctrine of the Trinity in the Christian tradition was an attempt to keep separate while affirming the unity. I do not think there is a separation between God and Jesus that would cause me to say that Jesus is not God’s saving revelation in human history.
Who Said This?
A. Brian McLaren
B. Tony Jones
C. Doug Pagitt
D. Rob Bell
E. Someone else - You name the person