Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Jesus of Testimony

The author of CT's 2007 Book Award winner in biblical studies, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Richard Bauckham proposes a new (or, rather, an ancient) paradigm through which to view the Gospels: as the eyewitness testimony of trustworthy insiders. Wheaton professor Gary Burge asked the St. Andrews scholar how his approach diverges from mainstream New Testament scholarship—and what it means for our understanding of Jesus.

Richard Bauckham argues that the Gospels are based on eyewitness testimony, not "anonymous community traditions." The key, he says, is in the names.
Interview by Gary Burge posted 6/07/2007 08:50AM

1 comment:

The Trousered Ape said...

I started reading this book, then got busy and haven't picked it up off my night stand in the last 2 weeks. I need to be more focused because it seemed to be good so far. :)