In “On Bauckham’s Bargain,” (forthcoming in Theology Today), I critically examine Richard Bauckham’s “christology of divine identity” – which has attracted so many evangelical apologists and theologians.
What Tuggy will say in that article remains to be seen. However, I’d make the preliminary observation that the value of Bauckham’s Christological material lies, not in his category of “divine identity,” but in his exegesis of various passages. Even if Tuggy were to demonstrate that Bauckham’s category of “divine identity” is confused, that does nothing to rebut Bauckham’s exegesis. That would just mean Bauckham is better at exegetical theology than philosophical theology.
If experience is any guide, Tuggy will focus on the concept of “identity,” and use that as an excuse to disregard Bauckham’s exegesis.