Re: [XTalk] "Facts"? of history?
- At 10:35 PM 9/20/2002 +0000, laymantwo wrote:
>Let me try and put it this way. I admire Sanders focus on "actions" orOK, I agree, if I understand the double negative correctly.
>"events" in Jesus' (or his follower's) life -- such as his crucifixio
>or the lack of a Roman persecution of his followers -- rather than
>focusing only on reconstructed "sayings."
>I said nothing about "contamination" or "interpretation." What I
>find unpersuasive is the idea that we cannot develop any reliable
>conclusions about historical events or persons.
>Los Angeles, California
>--- In crosstalk2@y..., "Robert M. Schacht" <r_schacht@y...> wrote:
> > The myth seems to persist that there are "facts" of history
> > by any reconstruction or interpretation, especially concerning the
> > Historical Jesus. There may be some, but not many, and those that we
> > agree on are minimal and may not touch on anything interesting.
> > Or are "facts," in your view, the aspects of HJ that you are
> > about, whether or not anyone else agrees?
> > To enlighten us, what do you regard as "facts" about Jesus' life?
> > Bob S.
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