My thesis entitled “The Mystery of God Incarnate: An Analysis and Critique of John Hick’s Christology” is a defense of the Chalcedonian confession of the Incarnation of God in Jesus of Nazareth. If, as I argue, Jesus of Nazareth is fully God and fully human, Christianity naturally and logically stands ahead, above, and superior to all the other world religions, thus making John Hick’s (and every other) religious pluralism implausible.
Not unlike Hick 20 years ago, Bart Ehrman’s new release coming in March titled, How Jesus Became God: The Exaltation of a Jewish Preacher from Galilee, will seek to convince readers that Jesus is not God but rather became God. Amazon.com states in the description “Only when some of Jesus’s followers had visions of him after his death—alive again—did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today.”
Michael F. Bird has teamed up with some of the best Jesus scholars today (Craig Evans, Simon Gathercole, Chris Tilling, and Charles Hill) to offer a book length response to Ehrman’s work that will be simultaneously released. It is called: How God Became Jesus: The Real Origins of Belief in Jesus’ Divine Nature – A Response to Bart Ehrman (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2014).