Our man Jesus

The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man.
By Walter Wink. Fortress,
356 pp., $26.00.

According to Walter Wink, Christian orthodoxy has portrayed Jesus as the omnipotent God in a man-suit. Though this image of a perfect, almost inhuman Christ has dominated two millennia of Christianity, it no longer speaks to many Christians. Is it possible to construct a meaningful alternative Christology that focuses on Jesus' humanity? That is the task Wink sets for himself in The Human Being.


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