Paul Barnett suggests that there are “four aspects of early Christian belief that can only be explained by the radical influence of Jesus.”
- His Followers Called the Preresurrection Jesus “Lord”/Kyrios.
- The God of Israel Was Now Redefined as Abba, “Father.”
- Access to God through a New Temple.
- Atonement Was through His Death, Not Temple Sacrifices.
This seems like a pretty good list. What would you add to that list?
Paul Barnett, Finding the Historical Christ, After Jesus 3 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009), 252–56.