37 Neufeld, Confessions, p. 50.

38 Cullmann, Confessions, p. 55; Moule, Birth, p. 247.

39 Cf. Moule, p. 247; Neufeld, Confessions, pp. 51–52; Pannenberg, Jesus, pp. 31, 133, 137, 147, 367; Bultmann, Theology, vol. 1, pp. 27, 50; Fuller, Foundations, pp. 180 (fn. 81), 187.

40 Cullmann, Confessions, pp. 55, 57–62.

statement, including three major Christological titles and implying some actions of Jesus, reveals not only one of the earliest formulations of Christ’s nature, but also conveys an apologetic motif in relating all this theology to the vindication provided by Jesus’ resurrection (cf. Acts 2:22f.).