From today’s Speed Bump.
Dr. Mcgrath, where do you stand on the historical Jesus debate: Do you think Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet like Bart Ehrman, or do you side with Marcus Borg and J.D. Crossan and think he is a Jewish mystic/healer/prophet? and why? Is it true like Ehrman said one of his books that most mainline scholarship believes he was an apocalyptic prophet, because I read in my Intro to the Bible book by John Barton that most do not think that and side with Borg Crossan and the Jesus Seminar…
I am on the apocalyptic side rather than the Jesus Seminar side of that divide.
An interesting (and recent) CNN article… http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/31/four-big-myths-about-the-book-of-revelation/?hpt=hp_c1
Hi James McGrath,
I appreciate this because my view of conditional futurism indicates that all apocalyptic doom is conditional, which could possibly be cheerful for everybody : -)