HTS Theological Studies
On-line version ISSN 2072-8050
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VERHEYDEN, Joseph. A son in heaven, but no father on earth: A note in the margin of a 'Tale of Two Kings'. Herv. teol. stud. [online]. 2011, vol.67, n.1, pp.00-00. ISSN 2072-8050.
The article is meant to offer a comment on the thesis of Andries G. van Aarde about the so-called fatherlessness of Jesus. The author argues for a more critical disposition towards a historical-psychological approach of ancient texts. Jesus' attitude towards children, which is illustrated in Mark 10:1316, and the story of Jesus' birth and of Herod's reaction to it as told by Matthew, are used as test cases.