Monday, September 08, 2008

Caricatures of Theological Paraphrases of John 1.1

My weekend random rumbling:

Cornelius Van Til: In the beginning, was the Presupposition. And the Presupposition was with the System. And the Presupposition was the System.

Rowan Williams: In the beginning was the Love. And the Love was with the Disruption. And the Love was the Disruption.

Karl Barth: In the beginning was the Christ. And the Christ was with Jesus. And the Christ was Jesus.

N.T Wright: In the beginning was the Third Quest. And the Third Quest was with 2nd temple Judaism. And the Third quest was the 2nd temple Judaism.

Alister McGrath: In the beginning was Dawkins. And Dawkins was with the Delusion. And Dawkins was the Delusion.

Robert Jenson: In the beginning was the Sacrament. And the Sacrament was with Christ. And the Sacrament was the Christ.

Norman Geisler and Gordon Clark: In the beginning was Logic. And the Logic was with God. And the Logic was God.

Jurgen Moltmann: In the beginning was the End. And the End was with the Beginning. And the End was the Beginning.

Ted Peter: In the beginning was the Future. And the Future was with God. And the Future was God.

Martin Luther: In the beginning was the Justification. And the Justification was with Faith. And the Justification was Faith.

John Calvin: In the beginning was the Election. And the Election was with Grace. And the Election was Grace.

Richard Bauckham: In the beginning were the Eyewitnesses. And the Eyewitnesses were with the Testimony. And the Eyewitnesses were the Testimony.

John Frame: In the beginning was Cornelius Van Til. And Cornelius Van Til was with God. And Cornelius Van Til was God.

Stephen Tong and his followers, the Tongians: In the beginning were Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Calvin. And Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Calvin were with the Reformed Tradition. And Augustine, Martin Luther, and John Calvin were the Reformed Tradition.

7 comments:

Kar Yong said...

Hi Josh,
This is hilarious! I had a good laugh reading your list, and ebeing me, I could not resist but to add on a few more to your list in my blog:
http://myhomilia.blogspot.com/2008/09/caricatures-of-theological-paraphrases.html

David W. Congdon said...

Wow, this is really good! Your caricature of Frame is absolutely hilarious!

Bob K said...

Hilarious stuff. I'd repost it in my blog but I suspect most of my readers will just go "huh?" :D

Sze Zeng said...

Hi KY,

Glad you like it. Your list resonates your profession and expertise. All on major NT scholars :)

Sze Zeng said...

Hi David Congdon,

Hope that lighten your day in the midst of completing a phD. Thank you for dropping by.

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Bob K,

Who knows...probably your blog is a nest of theologians who hide behind their PC and roam around, reading on politics around the world :)

Steven Sim said...

Our friend the reb did another quite interesting list as well...hahahaha

the [presidential?] question

http://oldtestamentpassion.blogspot.com/2008/09/question.html