Like Leithart who, without justification or reason, has read John’s rendition of the prayer of Jesus in Chapter 17 of his Gospel as a roadmap of Jesus himself for the future of his Church.
Some ‘theologians’ are genuinely awful at biblical scholarship and vice versa. This is the primary failing of academic theology today: the severing of biblical and theological learning.
At any rate, one needn’t even read the volume to know Leithart is wrong, for two reasons:
- It’s by Leithart.
- It suggests a priori an unsubstantiated notion about the Historical Jesus that cannot be sustained by research.
So here’s something else I won’t be reading.