This debate centered around the discoverability and nature of the historical Jesus. I’ll not summarize here, since Peter Kirby took copious and detailed notes which he made available online. I will note, though, that this was one of the better debates I’ve heard on this particular topic, since both debaters were well-versed in the subject and managed to dig deep during the rebuttal periods, coming up with all manner of obscure facts and counterexamples which one does not usually hear in these sorts of events.
Kudos to both debaters for remaining civil and focusing on the arguments at hand. Definitely worth a listen or two.
Overall rating: 4.5 stars
[April 23, 2003]