I think it was the summer of 2002 when I heard him lecture there on Paul. He suggested that Paul probably didn't think of Jesus as divine. It was just never a consideration, never a thought Paul had.
Oh, what an uproar that caused!
The audience began calling out Scripture verses at him; he had an answer for them all, of course. Because, in their minds, they assumed that he was advocating conformity with Paul's thought ... and, of course, he wasn't. He wasn't doing that at all; he's principally a biblical scholar, not a theologian. But he's also a Christian.
College of St. Elizabeth - Summer Institute, 2009