An excellent quote.
Originally posted on NEAR EMMAUS:
“The historian who continues to look for a “preserved” Jesus has no other recourse but skepticism. The historian who is intent to find “an objectively true picture” of Jesus has simply misunderstood the historian’s task to account for varying and evolving social memories and explain their most plausible relationship.”
Anthony Le Donne. Historical Jesus: What Can We Know and How Can We Know It? (p. 76). Kindle Edition.