Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Third Quest for the Historical Jesus is over
So says Craig Evans in the first of a series of posts on the Future of Historical Jesus Studies over on Near Emmaus. I am pleased to hear this. I have been in favour of abandoning "the third quest" of the historical Jesus for some time (see also NT Pod 49: What is the Third Quest of the Historical Jesus?). The term has been a tough one from the start, but became increasingly so as the 1990s progressed. But let's please not start talking about "the fourth quest" or any similar terms. Let's just talk about historical Jesus research and have done.