Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Jesus and the Eyewitnesses

Craig Blomberg reviews Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses. Here is the opening:
This is the last academic year that Richard Bauckham teaches full-time in his post as professor of New Testament studies and Bishop Wardlaw Professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland before his retirement. We can only hope that Jesus and the Eyewitnesses is far from the last major monograph that he composes. This work might just be the most important one that he has ever written. But given my bias for the significance of the topic of Gospels’ reliability, my perspective may be slightly skewed!

I was delighted to see at the end of Blomberg's review that IVP will be publishing a new edition of his excellent work on The Historical Reliability of the Gospels--a book that was a great help to me when studying religion at a public university.