'More ingenious than learned'? Examining the quest for the non-historical jesus
New Testament Studies
Cambridge University Press
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Meggitt, J. (2019). 'More ingenious than learned'? Examining the quest for the non-historical jesus. New Testament Studies, 65 (4), 443-460. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688519000213
This paper seeks to scrutinise the debate about the historicity of Jesus and identify aspects that merit critical reflection by New Testament scholars. Although the question is regularly dismissed, it is a salient one that was formative in the development of the discipline, and has become increasingly visible since the turn of the century. However, the terminology employed by the protagonists is problematic, and the conventional historiography of the debate misleading. The characteristic tropes evident in the contributions are also indicative of substantive issues within the discipline of New Testament studies itself.
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0028688519000213
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/289048