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During this assortment, exotic theologians and philosophers of faith discover the relation of key Biblical options to our global. They learn a number of thoughts, together with authority, religion and historical past, the old Jesus, the resurrection and miracles.

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Such “choral endings” are a feature of the style especially of paradigmatic narratives in the Gospels. The [“men”] in our passage, however, are obviously intended to represent the men who are encountered by the story through preaching. . The setting of the pericope is thus extended, its horizon is widened and from being a description of discipleship in which the disciples of Jesus experience trial and rescue, storm and security, it becomes a call to imitation and discipleship. . / With all due reserve we are justified in drawing out these connecting links which are only hinted at by Matthew, and seeing in the story of the stilling of the storm a description of the dangers against which Jesus warns anyone who over-thoughtlessly pressed to become a disciple: here is, in fact, the Son of Man who has not where to lay his head.

Moore, p. 5, corrects this rationalism in the same tasteless style: “The water will squish between his toes . . ] All of this one can read ad nauseam in the early chapters of Albert Schweitzer’s Quest of the Historical Jesus about the “rationalists,” but one would search for it in vain in modern biblical scholarship. And it was the fundamentalists of Strauss’ day (led by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg) who welcomed the way Strauss ridiculed the rationalists for explaining away the point of the narratives in a vain attempt to salvage their historicity.

The Synoptic writers show – all three and each in his own special way – by their editing and construction, by their selection, inclusion and omission, and not least by what at first sight appears an insignificant, but on closer examination is seen to be a characteristic treatment of the traditional material, that they are by no means mere collectors and handers-on of the tradition, but are also interpreters of it. The work begun above all in connection with form-critical research must therefore be continued in a new direction.

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