IMG_2487“Our contention is that a truly critical historical methodology is one that is critical of the Western academic assumption of a thoroughgoing naturalism and is therefore genuinely open to finding supernatural occurrences in history–not merely conceding that they are logically possible. As noted in the introduction, the central claim of this work is that if someone is open to the genuine historical possibility that the portrait of Jesus in the Synoptics is substantially rooted in history, that one will find there are many compelling reasons to accept that this portrait is not only possibly rooted in history, but that it is plausibly–even probably–rooted in history.”

Eddy, Paul Rhodes and Boyd, Gregory, The Jesus Legend: A Case for the HISTORICAL RELIABILITY of the Synoptic Jesus Tradition, Baker Academic, 2007