Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.

One Comment

  1. Rivers
    September 15, 2017 @ 8:33 am

    Dale,

    Good analysis of Rahner’s approach.

    I’m glad you pointed out that not all interpreters concede that any of Rahner’s “six texts in which QEOS refers to Jesus” are actually using the title of “God” to identify Jesus himself. It’s important for Biblical Unitarians to continue to get more proficient at articulating (from an exegetical standpoint) why it is unnecessary to concede that any of the “six texts” are exceptions to the overwhelming evidence that QEOS (“God”) and O QEOS (“the God”) were specifically used to identify God the Father (in contrast to the son of God).

    With that said, I think Rahner did make a reasonable point about the fact that using the title of “God” is not the only way that the apostles could have expressed the concept of the divine nature of Jesus. Thus, we must be careful to account for any implications of the other expressions like “the son of God” and “the image of God” and “the word of God” that Trinitarians also attribute to his “very nature.”

    Rivers 🙂