Like and unlike

Jesus was a human being, a Jew in Galilee with a name and a family, a person who was in a way just like everyone else.  Yet in another way he was something different than anyone who had ever lived on earth before.  It took the church five centuries of active debate to agree on some sort of epistemological balance between “just like everyone else” and “something different.”

Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew 24 (Zondervan 1995).

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