Friday, 21 May 2010

The Historical Reliability of the Gospels I

This summary of an article by CFD Moule in the late 50s is interesting on the early use of the Gospels. According to Moule the gospels were not for liturgical use (and therefore not merely reinforcement for worship) or high theology, but the basic story that grounded the liturgy and theology of the church in history. If this is true then it gets harder to dismiss the Gospels as fabrications merely reflecting the church's faith in Christ rather than documents written as historical record.

3 comments:

Anders Branderud said...

Le-havdil,

A logical analysis (found in www.netzarim.co.il (Netzarim.co.il is the website of the only legitimate Netzarim-group)) (including the logical implications of the research by Ben-Gurion Univ. Prof. of Linguistics Elisha Qimron of Dead Sea Scroll 4Q MMT) of all extant source documents of “the gospel of Matthew” and archeology proves that the historical Ribi Yehosuha ha-Mashiakh (the Messiah) from Nazareth and his talmidim (apprentice-students), called the Netzarim, taught and lived Torah all of their lives; and that Netzarim and Christianity were always antithetical.

This implies that the historical Ribi Yehoshua ha-Mashiakh is not the same as the Christian J…..
The research publish in the above Netzarim-website proves that the “gospels” contains errors, and therefore cannot be the truth.

Anders Branderud

Warren Huffa said...

Hi Anders,

I had a look at the web page you gave and it seems to be replete with extraordinary claims with no corroborating evidence. If you are really interested in the historical Jesus(despite the claim it is an oxymoron) then come back to the mainstream. To claim all major encyclopaedia support your contentions is bizarre. The list of scholars that would dispute what you say, in fact would think that what you say is historically baseless, is enormous. And not just Christian ones, whom you think are part of a great conspiracy. Extraneous points about the derivation of Christmas Day and something about the real name of Jesus is not the heart of the matter. The supporting evidence now for the picture being built up about Jesus and the early church is substantial.

Cecil said...

Truth resides within the Divine spark located in the heart.
Truth has no words to describe it as words are limiting.