Allan Bevere (an awesome blogging Methodist) cites, on Google+ and Facebook, this snippet from McKnight-
”First Corinthians 15 is nothing less than a lifting up of the curtains in the earliest days of the church; it tells us what everyone believed and what everyone preached.” (Scot McKnight, The King Jesus Gospel, p. 46.)
That’s absurd exaggeration, for one simple reason- all the world didn’t reside in Corinth. ‘What everyone believed…’? That’s ridiculous. ‘What everyone preached…’? How could McKnight possibly know such a thing? Scholarship does itself no favors and the interested public is simply misled when these kinds of grand, overarching generalities are promulgated.
The ‘King Jesus Gospel’ sounds more like McKnight’s wild and unsubstantiated assumptions about the Gospel than anything else. I’ve not read the book (and see no reason to) but if this is the sort of thing that regularly happens in it, it’s probably best I don’t.