I have just managed to sign up to CrossTalk -my thanks to the moderator,
it has been a difficult process because my replies to his initial
enquiries somehow kept vanishing into e-space- so I thought I would just
I'm a Salvation Army officer (Major) currently stationed at Naples
(Italy) where I and my wife are Corps officers. I've been interested in
scholarly theology since my last year at Manchester University (where I
was doing a BA in English & American Lit). While training for Salvation
Army ministry in London (1990-92) I did some study for a
Certificate/Degree in Theology with Cambridge, but never completed the
course. I'm at a stage now where I want to go back to study, and am
applying to do a degree in Theology and Religion from Oxford Brookes
University (UK) by distance-study.
Given that background, and my job, it's maybe not too surpising I am
interested in the Search(es) for the Historical Jesus. I know of
Schweitzer and of the "Second Quest" but have actually read only authors
from the Third Quest -Ben Meyer, A E Harvey, Ed Sanders, James D G Dunn.
I'm currently trying to read through the three volumes so-far published
in N T Wright's "Christian Origins" project, and hope at some stage to
read stuff by J D Crossan and Marcus Borg.
Enough for now! I am looking forward to reading......and occasionally
(?) chipping in.
Major (The Salvation Army)