Earlier I posted on Al Mohler and Norman Geisler’s accusations that Michael Licona purportedly violates “inerrancy” in his superb book in defense of the historicity of the resurrection where Licona argued that the story of the raising of the holy men from ancient times in Matthew 27 was perhaps “poetic”.
Well, over at Christianity Today, there is a good write up on that dust-up. Notable is this quote which provides Craig Blomberg’s view on the debate:
In comments to Christianity Today, Craig Blomberg, a New Testament professor at Denver Seminary, complained of “the tragedy of ‘witch hunts’ of this nature.” He accused Licona’s critics of “going after fellow inerrantists with whom they disagree and making life miserable for them for a long time in ways that are unnecessary, inappropriate, and counterproductive to the important issues of the Kingdom.”
Blomberg is no liberal, he’s evangelical through and through, and he’s defended the historicity of the NT far better than most, so his comments are worth heeding!