New Hurtado Podcasts
Dale Tuggy has published two podcasts based on an extended Skype interview about my work on the origins and early development of Jesus-devotion and earliest Christian notions of the relationship of Jesus and God. The first podcast is here, and the second one here.
Tuggy’s own concerns (and the web site on which these podcasts appear) are focused on contemporary theological questions about how to frame a doctrine of “God”, and he’s particularly worked up over/against what he sees as problems in traditional “Trinitarian” theology. My own work, however, is focused on the (simpler?) task of trying simply to understand what earliest Jesus-followers thought of him and how he functioned in their religious/devotional life. So, that I agreed to the interview and podcasts does not imply any position regarding Tuggy’s own focus and stance. (I also hadn’t realized that his site and interviews would be prefaced with appeals for funds and publicity. But that’s his business.)
He made a good interviewer, however, and for those who prefer listening to reading, these podcasts might be useful in conveying my views on relevant matters. (And, of course, there’s also the sheer enjoyment of my dulcet tone of voice!)