A twenty-four page pamphlet published earlier this year in Britain by the North of England Evangelical Trust attracted immediate interest in church circles. For one thing, it presented the case for “The Deity of Christ”—a neglected theme in contemporary Christianity—with biblical reverence and theological power. Even more significant, the treatise was the work not of ordained clergymen or theologians but of two laymen who used their initials, F.F.B. and W.J.M., rather than their full names. But the brief identification left no doubt in informed evangelical circles of the authors: Dr. F. F. Bruce, head of the Department of New Testament Language and Literature in the University of Manchester, and Dr. William J. Martin, head of the Department of Old Testament Languages in the University of Liverpool.
The essay appears simultaneously in CHRISTIANITY TODAY and in His magazine, a publication of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, by special arrangement. Copies of the essay are available in pamphlet form from the North of England Evangelical Trust in Manchester, England.—ED.
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