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Was Jesus Mad, Bad or God?

Stephen T. Davis

in Christian Philosophical Theology

Published in print March 2006 | ISBN: 9780199284597
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603778 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199284598.003.0010
 						Was Jesus Mad, Bad or God?

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In this chapter, C.S. Lewis’ famous trilemma argument in favor of the divinity of Christ (Jesus was either mad, bad, or God) is developed, and a version of it is defended. The crux of the argument is the assertion that Jesus himself implicitly claimed to be divine. This assertion is buttressed by the notion that prayers and worship were addressed to Jesus, that he forgave sins, that he addressed God as Abba, that he spoke with authority and even in places overthrew the law, and that he declared that one’s relationship to him would determine one’s eternal fate. The trilemma argument is also defended against objections.

Keywords: incarnation; divine sonship; worship; C.S. Lewis

Chapter.  11484 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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