Saturday, 21 June 2008

Quote of the Day: Childs on the Third Quest for the Historical Jesus

One of the great ironies of the so-called third quest for the historical Jesus, which is presently a fad in many academic circles, is that the same old heresies raised first in the nineteenth century are again surfacing in dreary monotony
B.S. Childs, "Interpreting the Bible amid Cultural Change," Theology Today 54 (1997): 200-11, here 211.


James Pate said...

The third quest--isn't that the one N.T. Wright started (or named)?

Phil Sumpter said...

N.T. Wright didn't start it, he just drew on its insights into the Jewish/apocalyptic context of Jesus in order to do his own work. I don't know who started it.