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This booklet is part of the series “Christian Answers to Hard uestions” published by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing As the title for this particular work suggests this booklet looks at the uestion “Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?” The author Brandon D Crowe who presently serves as an Associate Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary Crowe has written this helpful resource that is accessible for the laymanI appreciated that a few paragraphs into the book Crowe clarifies what the Christian faith means by “virgin birth” To be technical it isn’t “virgin birth” per se but the virginal conception of Jesus I thought that was a good observation A good definition of a doctrine is always a good beginning Crowe also note that the doctrine of the virgin birth of Christ should not be confused with the perpetual virginity of Mary The two are distinct One can hold to the virginal conception of Jesus without holding to the perpetual virginity of Christ Also the perpetual virginity of Christ is a doctrine that is contradicted by the biblical data which mentioned the brothers and sisters of JesusAfter clarifying what he means by the virgin birth of Christ the author then proceed to tackle seven objections follow by a section that examines the biblical data on the virginal conception of Christ The final section of the book then discusses the theological significances of this doctrineI appreciated how the author tackled the objections first before presenting the biblical data it makes the biblical data significant after the objections are dealt with I liked how the seven objections were logically laid out The first objection is the scientific objection in which Crowe answered by nothing the nature and limitation of science This is followed by the philosophical objection since the alleged scientific objection against the virginal conception of Christ is actually philosophical in nature although the author doesn’t say in these exact terms terms there is a difference between science and scientism I also appreciated Crowe tackling head on the third objection the mythological objection in which some have asserted that the virgin birth of Christ is the result of the influence of other stories of wild births It pays to be sharp with precision with logic as Crowe’s assessment being a good example of that when he examined various myths’ actual story in comparison to the account of Christ’s birth Other objections that the author deals with include the Jewish derivation objection the embellishment objection a theological objection and discordance objectionThe survey of the biblical data was what one would expect from a New Testament scholar clear and a good handling of the Scriptures and sound interpretation of the text I thought his argument that the Gospel of John subtly shows awareness of the virgin conception of Jesus to be fascinating and convincingIn terms of constructive criticism of this booklet I must say that I was disappointed to read on page 12 that Crowe did not think Isaiah 714 was Messianic I do think it is Messianic and I interpret Isaiah 714 in light of the fact that way back in Genesis 315 there is an antecedent hope that the Messiah would be a woman’s “seed” even though typically men is the one with “seed” I see Genesis 315 already to be an incipient form of the Messianic hope that the Messiah would be unusually born of a woman without the seed of a human father With Genesis 315 as antecedent theology one should be inclined to interpret Isaiah 714 as Messianic even before the Gospel of Matthew It should not surprise us that the Greek translation of Isaiah 714 use a Greek term that clearly refers to a virginOverall a good booklet and I found this to be one of the stronger work in the “Christian Answers to Hard uestions” series I recommend it Is the virgin birth of Christ important and a necessary component to the Christian message today or was it a doctrine that the early pre scientific believers held to but should not longer be supported because it is untenable for believers today? I think this is a valid uestion and one that Brandon Crowe does a really good job providing answers from a Biblical perspective to support while not discounting the scientific aspect of the uestion Before Crowe can defend the Christian position he begins his book by defining the term virgin birth The orthodox Christian view deriving from the Bible is that Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin named Mary Thus Jesus' conception was miraculous and uniue and did not occur via the normal process of sexual union It should also be noted that what most people mean by virgin birth is actually the virginal conception of Jesus Thus when this booklet uses the term virgin birth it will be referring to the manner by which Jesus was conceived It is crucially important in any book that terms are clearly defined at the beginning to make sure that everyone is reading the book with the same definitions of terms in mind After defining the term virgin birth Brandon moves on to dealing seven possible objections to the virgin birth of Jesus 1 Its seemingly stark contradiction with modern medicine I loved the fact that Brandon brought attention to how much modern man underestimates the intelligence of previous generations The Bible makes it abundantly clear as do other historical documents that people in the past knew babies were only conceived by sexual intercourse Like Brandon says It would therefore be an oversimplification to claim that early Christians invented the doctrine of the virgin birth simply because they did not understand how the process of conception normally occurs Also to handle this objection correctly everyone must admit that modern science has its limitations and at its core deals with observable phenomena and seeks to describe what it observes However science does not have the tools to explain whether supernatural events can occur or have ever occurred Supernatural events by their very definition are those events that seem to supersede the normal laws of nature2 We should be skeptical of the biblical accounts because it is far likely that the virgin birth did not happen than that it did happen Basically since the odds are against something like the virgin birth ever really happening we should be very skeptical that it really did occur Truth be told surprising events happen all the time and just because an event is surprising in nature doesn't mean you can immediately discount that it really happened3 The mythological objection which states that the Bible's description of the virgin birth reflects a mythological ie nonfactual worldview particularly mythological traditions about the origins of the remarkable men In the times that the Bible was written great men were thought to be virgin born so the fact that the Bible espouses a virgin birth for Jesus was just par for the course in those days An example of this would be Perseus and Hercules However in these cases a sexual union between a god and a woman is either implied or explicitly shown which is not the case with Jesus4 Objection of Jewish Derivation If the biblical writers really are influenced by the Old Testament and Jewish tradition what about the objection that the biblical teaching of the virgin birth comes from the view that God is Father to Israel It is true that the Lord is declared as the Father of Israel in the OT uite a bit but it is never intimated that a physical relationship is in mind The Fatherhood of God as it pertains to Isreal is always from a covenental perspectiveit is an electing love that redeems a sinful people5 Embellishment Objection It is the accusation that the early believers and writers of the Gospels embellished the birth of someone as revered as Christ to explain his origins Basically it started off as something small born in Bethlehem in a manger when the first person told the story but then evolved into a story of how he was born of a virgin over time as the story got re told over and over again6 Theological Objection The Theological Objection argues that the accounts in Matthew and Luke do indeed recount the virgin birth of Jesus but that we must be very cautious about accepting these descriptions at face value because the gospel writers aim to give us theological descriptions of Jesus rather than objective historical accounts On one hand we must agree that the Gospels are theological portraits of Jesus and don't just give us facts about what happened but also provide commentary in the redemptive historical framework of Christ's life However this doesn't give us the right to disualify objective historical accounts of events History is always written from someones perspective and that shouldn't automatically disualify the work unless it can justifiable be proven that it is historically inaccurate which is not the case here7 Discordance Objection The Discordance Objection argues that there is not a uniform understanding of the birth of Christ in all of the NT Basically this objection says that even though Matthew and Luke deal with the virgin birth of Christ where is the proof that the other NT writers also held to the same belief in a virgin birth? Brandon does a great job of going into detail about the virgin birth in Matthew and Luke and highlighting all of the key areas they are in agreement on even though they were not written to be dependent on each other and also talks about how even though the other NT writers don't explicitly deal with the virgin birth of Christ that doesn't mean they didn't believe in it Truth be told the other NT writers rarely talk about Jesus' human origins at all so there is little reason for them to mention the virgin birthAfter dealing with the seven objections to the virgin birth Brandon goes on to highlight Jesus' human origin throughout the rest of the NT and even shows how the virgin birth is similar in nature to God's initiative in salvation ie Holy Spirit working in the womb of Mary to bring about the birth of Christ and God's Spirit working in the hearts of unbelievers to bring about true regeneration and faith in ChristFor such a small book this was a really good read and I felt like Brandon adeuately handled the objections of the virgin birth given the space limitations he was working in This is a good primer for those who want to know about the virgin birth of Christ and how it remains important to today's believers just as it was important for all believers throughout historyTitle Was Jesus Really Born of a Virgin?Author Brandon D CrowePublisher P R Publishing 2013Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the P R Publishing book review bloggers program on NetGalley I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising This is a great series of short books on important topics that PR is putting out Was Jesus Born of a Virgin? is a uestion that has been posed since seemingly Jesus' birth Crowe goes about showing some of the arguments against the virgin birth and offering brief counterarguments These sections are extremely brief and they might have been fleshed out just a little bit I still remember a few years ago when Rob Bell while not directly casting aspersions on the doctrine of the virgin birth uestioned if the doctrine was even a relevant one for Christians As a response to those who see no reason to argue for or against the virgin birth because they see it at best as a peripheral teaching Crowe devotes a section of this book to the necessity of the doctrine and its implications on the rest of Christian faith and practiceThis entire series is focused on big picture arguments It does not take the time to go into the nuances of any perspectives and does not spend much if any time offering extensive proofs to arguments presented These are fly by's and are really good at being thatI received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes Few doctrines of Christian faith are disparaged as much as the miraculous conception of Jesus often referred to as the “virgin birth” Crowe examines seven common objections to the virgin birth answering each in turn and finally investigating the Scriptural records of Christ’s conception The brevity of this series prohibits Crowe from diving into a deeper analysis however this booklet is a reasonable introduction to the discussion and would be ideally suited for an preliminary study
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