Actually, that is a cheap shot. Tom Wright’s arguments for historicity stand or fall on their merits. Nevertheless it is disappointing to me that he is so extraordinarily reluctant to engage in making the kind of determinations and judgments that are normal to any scholar who wants to be considered a historian.
] On Behalf Of Jacob Knee
Sent: 24 January 2007 23:56
Subject: RE: [XTalk] on refuting bad apologetic
I’ve never heard or read Tom Wright deny historicity to any element however small in any of the Gospel narratives. I would genuinely gladly be proved wrong (because it would strengthen my respect for him as a very distinguished scholar) but showing that Tom Wright believes it historical fact is not massively weighty when he seems to believe that everything in the Gospels is historical.
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