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The question that so disturbed Christ's contemporaries resonates even now: "Who do you say that I am?" (Matt. 16 : 15). Paradoxically, the answers his disciples boldly or clumsily offer seem to define them far more clearly than describe their teacher. The New Testament stands as a record of their subsequent obsession with the question, with what they remember their answers to have been, and with how this radically creative interrogation ordered their remaining years. Throughout the centuries their own disciples, variously aided and obstructed by these confessions, used the question as a litmus test not only in their prayer and in their personal relations, but, eventually, in their global politics, as well.
Through A Glass Darkly: Essays in the Religious Imagination
John C. Hawley
Hawley, J. C. (1996). Introduction. In J. C. Hawley (Ed.), Through A Glass Darkly: Essays in the Religious Imagination. (pp. xi–xix). Fordham University Press.