Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bauckham: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony

While I do not agree with everything Richard Bauckham argues for in his book Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, I wholeheartedly agree with his fundamental premise: the Gospels are not the product of a long process of anonymous traditioning (as the Form-Critical model suggested). In this awesome video, Bauckham lays out a summary of his thought:

1 comment:

Moonshadow said...

This summer I heard Fr. Jerome Murphy-O'Connor, OP, speak on Jesus and the Gospels.

He said that whatever came later in the tradition had to conform to what went before, that the eyewitnesses, especially the Apostles, would never abide a development or innovation (presumably ecstatic in origin or worse) that went outside the historical bounds.

Protestants aren't the only ones saying this, IOW.