There have been two main themes in what I have maintained in my earlier lectures. The first is that we cannot make real sense of Christianity and its practice, or do any justice to the New Testament, without a genuine historical Jesus, not in the limited sense which Professor Lampe seemed disposed to allow, namely that there must have been a historical person behind the legends and the rise of Christianity, but in the much more vital and essential sense that we have a distinct unmistakable picture of this person as the basis of the special claims which the Christian faith has, with justification in essentials in my view, made about him. We know what he was like, and this is all-important.
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