Thursday, July 5, 2007

History vs. Theology: Did the resurrection happen?

For a look at the morass of difficulties that arise when historians and theologians confront each other check out James Crosslely's response to N. T. Wright's critique of Crossley. For additional perspective, also look at April DeConick's comment on the Crossley-Wright exchange.

There is simply no point in engaging in these sort of debates except for the entertainment value of watching witty people go at each other. Unfortunately, they are at cross-purposes. Nothing productive is likely to come out of it if by productive you mean adherents to one side of the debate being swayed by a proponent on the other side. On the other hand, lots of people like circuses. So there might be some non-educational value.

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