But, but ... he arbitrarily stipulates Pauline usage of "Christ" as Jewish; to first assert a the " fully Jewish" nature of Paul's "honorific " "Christ". Worse, he does this by using Roman analogies!He's mixing ethnicities like crazy!Help!
Anonymous. I think that you might be projecting a modern sense of the category of ethnicity here.-anthony
Well, there were distinctions. Archaeology is saying you can tell the gentile villages from the Jewish ones, by the pork bones.Not to mention race, nationality, tribe, and language. And Christian vs, Jew.Maybe the author is trying to break some of that down?
Anonymous, this might be a helpful starting point.http://www.amazon.com/Jews-Greeks-Barbarians-Hellenization-Pre-Christian/dp/0334020964The discussion is a bit dated now but it will help you with the Jew vs. Greek dichotomy.-anthony
Seeing the term "Christ" as an "honorific" does seem to have some merit, to be sure.