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Is Peter the Rock on which Christ's Church is Built?

Alastair Roberts

Is Peter the Rock on which Christ's Church is Built?

May 12, 2018
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

Joseph Minich recently wrote a thought-provoking article about Jesus's statement to Peter concerning the rock on which he would build his Church: https://calvinistinternational.com/2018/05/07/the-conquest-of-the-rock-a-new-look-at-matthew-16-and-the-keys-of-the-kingdom/

Within this video, I question Joseph's reading, present an alternative position, and discuss some of the differences in hermeneutical instincts that give rise to such contrasting readings of texts by people who might have much else in common.

For more on the Jeremiah background, see Bruce Dahlberg's JBL article, 'The Typological Use of Jeremiah 1:4-19 in Matthew 16:13-23': https://www.jstor.org/stable/3266036

To get a sense of the significant and prominent features of the site to which Joseph is referring, take a look at this Google Streetview perspective on the location: https://goo.gl/nsrzEV

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