Request for comments …, my cover letter (continued 2)

I see Benedict/ Ratzinger and the historical Jesus research, which he does not negate, but only makes selective use of, on the same path that reason wants to use as a precursor to faith.

Sea Lizards, Fernandina, Galapagos August 1989
Sea Lizards, Fernandina, Galapagos August 1989

The path of the Enlightenment, the path of modern science, however, is the rigorous separation of reason, the science of religious patronage. This also results in the autonomy of religion and faith.


The separation of reason and faith, between religion and science, which was fought for in the Enlightenment, the Jesus researcher wants to reverse, and in doing so they fall into the trap into which Scholasticism with its proofs of God had already fallen.


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I advocate the theoretical solution 2c: the principle of practical atheism must also apply to Biblical studies, namely

Thebes West, Ramose's tomb
Thebes West, Ramose’s tomb

the principle that initially a solution must be sought without using the God hypothesis. To take God as a stand-by explanation for the resurrection, because Biblical studies have not found another solution, but otherwise mostly to ignore God, is not a satisfactory approach.

How we approach the areas of life that are excluded by science is an entirely different question; that is certainly a question of faith.