Oh yeah! Many thanks to Justin Taylor for bringing to his readers’ attention the lectures by Simon Gathercole on the pre-existence of Christ. I’ve just ordered Gathercole’s book The Pre-Existent Son: Recovering the Christologies of Matthew, Mark and Luke (2006), so this will be a nice precursor. I’m doing a paper for my Christology class on the Incarnation; finding these is well-timed. They will also be helpful for the discussion I’ve been having with a Jehovah’s Witness named Nick.
Simon Gathercole is brilliant, absolutely brilliant. As a young man, he has already written two substantial theological monographs. The first on the New Perspective on Paul (Where is Boasting?) and this one on Christology. He taught New Testament at Aberdeen and is now at Cambridge. In an interview he did with 9Marks Ministries, where he and Peter Williams offered a critique of Bart Ehrman, Gathercole mentioned a book that he is working on dealing with the so-called “Gospel of Judas.”