This article claims that Larry Hurtado's work on Christology remains an evolutionary, multi-stage model, and is historically problematic. He believes Hurtado overstates the case for Jewish opposition to Christ-devotion, minimizes the ethical particularity of earliest Christianity. His claim that religious experiences gave the decisive impetus to Christ-devotion does not reckon adequately with the implications of social-science study.
What is the relation between revelation and history? The article indicates how Lessing responded to the near-veneration of the Bible by the Protestantism of the eighteenth century in Germany time by placing a great emphasis on ethics. Particular attention is given to Lessing's controversy with Goeze.