One of my favorite scholars, Dr. Ben Witherington, offers a very gracious response to the nonsense of the Jesus Seminar (Seminar: Latin from the words “semi” and “arse,” meaning any half-assed discussion) regarding the historicity of the Gospels.
For those of you who really want to be informed on this issue (warning: this is a dense, scholarly book), pick up a copy of Dr. Richard Baukham’s book, Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony.
Two sounds result from Baukham’s extremely well-written and researched book: He hits those who deny the historicity of the Gospels square between the eyes (no pun intended) and they hit the deck. Cool.
Oh yeah. Pick up any of Dr. Ben’s books on the subject. He simply adds to the carnage of demolishing sloppy scholarship. 🙂