Saturday, December 17, 2005
The Great Battle!
The great debate between 2 notable scholars in the studies of the historical Jesus. The one representing evangelical circles is Nicholas Thomas Wright (left, standing) who proposes a literal interpretation on the gospels; while John Dominic Crossan (right, standing) prefered a metaphorical approach in understanding the gospel accounts. *thunders*
I don't have the transcript, but i guess the conversation was something like this:
Wright: Besides the physical resurrection of Jesus, there were no other reasons accounted for the origin of the Christian movement in the 1st century Palestine.
Crossan: Nahhh, those accounts in the gospels cannot be treat literally, just as the allegories in the Old Testament and the book of Revelation.
Wright: Hey, watch your mouth! You shouldn't 'nahhh' at me in public!
Crossan: Pardon my language, but that's just my allegory.
Wright: Nope, i think you literally did it.
And, if i am not mistaken (and if you looks close enough) you can spot Gary Habermas sitting next to William Lane Craig, while Douglas Geivett is just next to him. All are at the front row! *thunders*thunders*