Over at The Jesus Blog, Chris Keith responds to Paul Foster’s JSHJ article about three dead ends in historical Jesus research. He writes:
Foster’s essay is important, and as an indication of this importance, just think about the fact that I’ve here addressed only the first third [issue]. He has perceptively noted, and demonstrated, some of the illegitimate uses of social memory theory in New Testament scholarship. My criticism, however, is that the situation is a bit—okay, a lot—more complex than Foster’s narrative indicates.