Of the many professors I wrote to, only a few had the courage and took the trouble to answer at all. I was very happy about the letters, I would like to express my gratitude for them.
But, my professors: I was very surprised and annoyed by the arrogance with which most of you treated me. Am I then a student in the 1st semester? My year of birth was on the back of my study!
I started my theology studies in 1968 and since then I have not stopped thinking through the problems of Jesus and Bible research. Many of you were not even born then! In my Bible there is also something about respect for old age, not in yours?
Many of you have given me literature tips like a beginner. Haven’t you read my bibliography?
Almost everyone complained that I had not sufficiently justified my theses. But nobody took the time to read the justifications in my published works so far. Is that my mistake? Can you argue like that?