|Honey, I'm home!|
Traditionally Jesus has been considered too drenched in the Holy Spirit, what with being interpenetrated by the other members of the Holy Trinity, to have had any bother whatsoever with rising testosterone. Not exactly the bachelor-messiah, according to the church of my early adulthood... No he was already spoken for: he married the Church. Holy mangled metaphor!
Now along comes Karen King with an unprovenanced swatch of Coptic text to stir it all up again. The biblioblogs have been full of it, but two stand out for me. Leading the charge among those who find all this deeply unconvincing is the inimitable Jim West. And it certainly seems the vein of sceptisism (as we spell skepticism in Her Majesty's dominions) dominates among those in-the-know.
But just to keep us all on our toes, James McGrath throws a pitcher of slightly chilled water over all those jerking knees with a thoughtful post of his own.