The State of Historical Jesus Studies
by Sean McDowell
One of my ongoing tasks as a professor is to stay abreast of scholarship in the range of fields that I research, teach, and write on. Since I helped my father update his classic book Evidence that Demands a Verdict (popular) and published The Fate of the Apostles (academic), and also teach the class In Defense of the Resurrection at Biola University, staying on topic of historical Jesus studies is particularly important for me.
For these reasons, and a few more, I love the recent book Jesus, Skepticism, & the Problem of History, co-edited by Darrell Bock and Ed. Komoszewski. In response to the charge that the “Jesus of faith” as believed by the church cannot be accessed historically, Bock and Komoszewski open the book with a compelling chapter…