Calling Jesus God is Heresy: Karen Armstrong

The famous English author Karen Armstrong, while discussing IIIT’s recent publication “The Concept of God in the Judaic, Christian and Islamic Traditions”, remarked that calling Jesus God is heresy. She noticed that the early Greeks tried their best to make a sense of the ineffable God by reflecting upon multiple aspects of His existence. The Trinitarian understanding of God was just one interpretation among many of the divine majesty, not meant to cause division of persons in the godhead but to make the transcendent God more imminent and accessible to humanity. Turning this mystical experience into a hard divinity stunt and calling the historical Jesus as God was an act most heretical neither sanctioned by the New Testament nor approved by the early Church Fathers.

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