addendum on Bruce's claim
Let's also note the hidden assumption behind your (as of yet
undemonstrated) claim that "those who work on_ NT are, overwhelmingly,
Christians, many of whom are employed in institutions which train
future preachers to professing Christians". It's that those NT scholars
who work in such institutions never do anything else but train future
preachers to [become?] professing christians".
I'd really like to see how you know (rather than suppose) that this is
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.