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Monday, April 10, 2017

Quarterly Quote of the Month about Jesus for this Week

Study of the historical Jesus belongs to the diversity and pluralism of modernity, or, if you prefer, postmodernity, and there can be no easy appeal to the consensus on much of anything. The biblical guild is not a group-mind thinking the same thoughts. Nor are the experts a single company producing a single product, "history." As Chesterton says somewhere: "There is no history; there are only historians." The unification of academic opinion would be almost as miraculous as the union of the churches. If you are holding your breath waiting for the consensus of the specialists, you will pass out.

   ~Dale C. Allison Jr.


  1. So glad you quoted him (pretty much my favorite book). What do you think about constructing Jesus?

  2. GREAT quote.


    1. His book "the historical christ and the theological jesus" - but I forget the page number.