Robert Louis Wilkin caught my attention on yesterday’s OpinionJournal with his article “The ABC of Holy Week.” Mixed in with his observations about ABC’s new documentary “Jesus and Paul: The Word and the Witness”, this caught me by surprise:
Some of the most thoughtful observations come from Jewish scholars — e.g., on the question of Jesus’ appearances to his disciples after his death. We cannot know exactly what happened, says one, but clearly something did happen, and it was this that gave birth to Christianity. [Emphasis added]
Amazing. No dismissive scoffing at half-baked Apostolic conspiracies to hoodwink gullible believers? The shockwaves from Mel Gibson’s “Passion of The Christ” continue to reverberate. Maybe I’ll give this thing a chance and watch it, Peter Jennings notwithstanding.