Christology

Christ in the Old Testament By Rudolph P. Boshoff

1.1 Background There has been an increasing trend in Christian Scholarship that the Old Testament Scriptures is not a central revelation of Jesus Christ or His divinity. Marcus Borg (2000) evidently finds Jesus to be a sage but not a divine and Bart D. Ehrman (Bird 2014) speculates what it meant when we spoke of […]

The Theological message of Paul as it relates to the primitive Christology of Philippians 2:5-11 by Rudolph P. Boshoff

In this study of Paul’s Christology I will research the essential Christological idea that Paul was affirming from the earliest Christian community. The foundational text for my study will be from Paul’s letter to the Philippians in chapter 2 verse 5-11(Bowman and Komoszewski 2007:166-167). I will show that Paul is quoting an early doxological hymn […]

Did Jesus’ divinity evolve through the Gospels? A Response to Shabir Ally’s Progressive Christology Argument” by Angelos Kyriakides

Based on the assumption that Mark was the first of the four gospels written, and John the last, there are those who believe that Jesus originally displayed Himself as a mere prophet-teacher in Mark but subsequently underwent an evolution of sorts. They claim that in the interval between Mark and John, when Luke and Matthew […]

The Witness motif prevalent in the textual understanding of Christ’s actual identity by Rudolph P Boshoff.

The earliest understanding of the witness motif prevalent in a New Testament context seems to focus frequently on the actual content of the Witness (Dodd) or the validity of the Eyewitness testimony (Bauckham). With current questions in Christology that seems to ask about the earliest understanding of Christ’s own self-identity, I want to suggest in this […]