- Aug 3 8:18 AMIn firstname.lastname@example.org, on Aug 1, 2000, Andrew Smith wrote (in reply to
> Steve (Davies) is referring to modern scholarship, not to a generalThe problem with this line of argument, Andrew, is that it leaves the area
> view of Jesus. I understand him to be saying that the tendency in
> modern HJ research to emphasize the Jewishness of Jesus is due to an
> element of political correctness, which is understandable in the
> post-Holocaust world, but which isn't really confirmed by the sources.
> It's arguable, but I find this model quite useful.
of objective historical scholarship, and begins to focus on personal
presuppositions and motivations. But this is pure speculation.
Is there really a big tendency in modern HJ research to emphasize the
Jewishness of Jesus? Maybe, maybe not. But was there a tendency in
ancient HJ research to emphasize the Jewishness of Jesus? There surely
Mt 5:17 "Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the
Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them."
Lk 16:17 "It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the
least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law."
So then I guess this nasty political correctness business was already
quite a problem 1900 years ago?
Yes, there are all kinds of tendencies in modern HJ research. There are so
many of them. And if one begins to focus on personal motivations of
various researchers, then I'm afraid for all of them there can be found
various suitably opprobrious personal motivations. But perhaps it is not
such a good idea to go down this road.
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