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Larry Hurtado at North Park


Larry Hurtado, Professor of New Testament at Edinburgh University in Scotland, will give the 8th Annual Kermit Zarley Lectures at North Park University this Wednesday and Thursday. Both lectures are open to the public and will begin at 3:30pm. The lectures are held at Isaacson Chapel at the Seminary.


Hurtado’s life work has been in the origins of early Christian understandings of Jesus. In particular, his Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity

is a breath-taking and judicious explanation of how early Christians learned to worship Jesus alongside God the Father.

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posted November 17, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Oh I wish I could make it to one of these. Hurtado’s book had an enormous (positive) impact on my thinking and my confidence. High on my list of people I’d like to hear and meet.

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posted November 17, 2008 at 2:44 pm

Larry utters a very interesting phrase here: “Worshiping Jesus alongside God the Father”.
The Son was from alongside with God (Gk. PARA). The Logos was face to face with God (Gk. PROS).
But what does it mean worshiping Jesus alongside God? Where do you put the 3rd person Holy Spirit? Would the Catholics put, someday, Mary alongside with God the Father, too?
(Note: At me, a trinitarian, it would not mean ‘a mighty’ god along side ‘the Almighty God’ as a certain unitarian sect would describe.)
(I’m serious in asking these questions. One of the issue in liturgical practice for the trinitarians.)

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posted November 17, 2008 at 8:56 pm

Thanks for mentioning this! I think I will be able to come… any idea what the topic is?

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Scot McKnight

posted November 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm

God and Christ in the 1st Century.

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posted November 17, 2008 at 9:06 pm

Ah, a nice bite-sized topic. After all the book is only about 750 pages…

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Daniel Doleys

posted November 17, 2008 at 10:47 pm

Do you know if North Park will record the lecture and make it available online?

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posted November 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm

Same lecture both days? Sounds very interesting. North Park is how far off the Edens?

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Mike Mangold

posted November 17, 2008 at 11:38 pm

That was me in number 7 but that “type the text you see” thing didn’t like my initial entry. It looks like hogwash with a bunch of lines running through it. Is that really necessary?

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Heather R

posted November 18, 2008 at 8:03 am

Actually, the two lectures are different but they fall under the same umbrella topic. It is good to go to both lectures, but don’t worry too much if you can’t.

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virgil lew

posted November 18, 2008 at 10:25 am

Could you give us information about how we could get a cd copy of the lectures? thank you.

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posted November 18, 2008 at 4:08 pm

Is it worth it…4.5 hour drive (each way) for 1.5 hour lecture …. sigh…

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