Part 4: Personal Agenda, The Problem of Consensus

  • Do biblical scholars operate with a personal agenda?
  • How does one’s personal agenda affect their research outcomes?
  • What does it mean that there is a consensus of biblical scholars on a given question?
  • Is consensus a reliable guide to what is true? If not, then what exactly does it indicate?

We explore these questions here in part 4.

Slides with notes:

Narrated YouTube presentation:

Recommended resources:

N.T. Wright, Scripture and the Authority of God

Lester Grabbe, The Case of the Corrupting Consensus