The Life of Jesus According to Paul
Has Wenham succeeded in his reevaluation of the data? This is the central question of the present article. Having analyzed Wenham’s arguments in detail, the author concludes that the new hypothesis does not stand the test. In his judgment, Paul’s silence regarding the ministry of Jesus remains undeniable. Yet, this silence is not to be taken as an argument against the historical reliability of the Gospel accounts. Rather, it points to the literary distinction between the gospels and the epistles, as well as to certain distinctive features of Paul’s theology.
Copyright (c) 2016 Viktor KALASHNIKOV
THEOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS: EURO-ASIAN JOURNAL OF THEOLOGY
ISSN 2521-179X (Online), ISSN 2415-783X (Print)