Bauckham on the Gospels as Histories

Last Wednesday I went to the Reformed Theological Seminary near Orlando to hear a lecture by Prof. Richard Bauckham. Bauckham was the speaker for the annual Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series. His general topic was The Gospels as Histories: What sort of history are they? I suspect that he was reading chapters that will eventually be published in a new book.

I found Bauckham, Professor Emeritus at St. Andrews University, difficult to understand during the lecture because of the his accent, but I was able to keep up with the general thread of his argument.

If you would like a little taste of Bauckham’s argument about Jesus and the Eyewitnesses I suggest you watch this short video by StJohnsNottingham (other interesting videos also available).

I was delighted to pick up a copy of Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony at the bookstore and have it autographed by Prof. Bauckham.

Richard Bauckham signs a book. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Richard Bauckham autographs a book. Photo by Ferrell Jenkins.

Order Jesus and the Eyewitnesses from Amazon.
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels As Eyewitness Testimony

Bauckham’s material speaks clearly to the common misconception that the “Church” compiled the Gospels decades, even centuries, after Jesus lived.

One response to “Bauckham on the Gospels as Histories

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