The study of the historical Jesus depends on reconstructing oral tradition and honoring it with the same dignity we give the text.
That’s from David Galston’s, The 19th Century and Us, on the Westar Institute’s Biblical and Theological Reflections Blog.
Those words point to an even more fundamental dependency: The study of the historical Jesus depends on the assumption of oral tradition being the source of the gospel narratives.
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And, of course, we all know the problem when we assume