RE: Spitting divine hairs

Date: Fri Jan 03 1997 - 09:51:39 EST

I didn't mean to omit his name: Lloyd G. Patterson (teaching at
Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA).
From: James Ernest
To: 'Carl Conrad'
Subject: Spitting divine hairs
Date: Friday, January 03, 1997 2:53PM

You wrote:

>I think one would have to go to a hair-splitting Patristic scholar for
>I will add, against my better judgment, that the evangelist, who
>certainly held a high Christology and unquestionably equated Jesus
>Christ with God

Well, maybe not equation in any simple sense. The mention of
hair-splitting patristic scholars in this context reminded me of
the fact that one of my favorite patristic scholars, who can
split hairs with the most astute of them, has often in my
hearing protested that QEOS in these early texts should
never be understood as a noun.

James D. Ernest
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