- Paul doesn't seem to know very much about Jesus; and
- What Paul does know he claims to know by divine revelation.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Why I Am Agnostic About the Historical Jesus (1)
It seems to me that any historical inquiry should start with the earliest source. For Jesus, the earliest source is the letters of the apostle Paul, written some twenty or more years after the time that Jesus is thought to have lived and died. These letters strike me as problematic for a couple of reason: