Theology: The New Search for The Historical Jesus

Theological trends in Protestant divinity schools seem to come and go almost before laymen have time to find out what they are all about. Hardly was liberalism enthroned in the seminaries when neo-Orthodoxy came along to elbow it out of the way—and neo-Orthodoxy soon surrendered before Paul Tillich's ontological theology and the method of Scriptural study known as Form Criticism.

The newest theological emphasis is still virtually unknown to the church-going public, but it has become well entrenched in the universities of Central Europe in the last decade, and now, according...

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