James White debates John Dominic Crossan (co-founder of The Jesus Seminar), on the vital subject of how we are to understand and believe the bible.
This very amiable debate took place at the conclusion of the 2005 Conference. Dr. Crossan has been seen on many a secular television special regarding Jesus, the most memorable being the Peter Jennings special on ABC. The world considers Dr. Crossan and The Jesus Seminar to be cutting-edge scholarship. This was a battle of presuppositions. One’s presuppositions determine how the Biblical text is to be interpreted and handled. Is the Bible’s account of the life of Jesus historical and accurate? Is God presently active in the world? Has the Gospel message changed? Does it need to be changed for today? Did the Incarnation, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Jesus happen, or are they just parables to present a Jesus as a figure to emulate? These questions and many others are answered during a lengthy cross examination period.Tags: debates John Dominic Crossan Seattle Washington