Monday, 8 September 2008

Caricatures of Theological Paraphrases of John 1.1

JW has been rather productive in his blogging activities of late. Of his several posts today, I find his Caricatures of Theological Paraphrases of John 1.1 to be extremely interesting. As usual, when I read entry such as this, I could not help but to make some further contribution by adding on a few more entries to his list:


Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος,
καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν,
καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος.


E. P. Sanders: In the beginning was covenantal nomism. And covenantal nomism was with St Paul's thought. And covenantal nomism was St Paul's thought.

James Dunn: In the beginning was the new perspective. And the new perspective was with St Paul's thought. And the new perspective was St Paul's thought.

Seyoon Kim: In the beginning was conversion. And conversion was with St Paul's thought. And conversion was St Paul's thought.

Ralph Martin: In the beginning was reconciliation. And reconciliation was with the centre of St Paul's theology. And reconciliation was the centre of St Paul's theology.

Lim Kar Yong: In the beginning was confusion. And confusion was with St Paul's interpreters. And confusion was St Paul's interpreters.

Larry Hurtado: In the beginning was the devotion. And the devotion was with Lord Jesus Christ. And the devotion was Lord Jesus Christ.

James Dunn: In the beginning was being remembered. And being remembered was with Jesus. And being remembered was Jesus.

N. T. Wright: In the beginning was 5 volumes of Christian Origins and the Question of God. And the 5 volumes were with him. And no, not 5, but 6 volumes will be him!!

2 comments:

Sze Zeng said...

LOL!!!
I'm in my office, suppressing my laughter!

I like the Lim Kar Yong best!

Kar Yong said...

Hi sze Zeng,

Well, you started the ball rolling!