John A. T. Robinson (1919-1983)

"This is the essence of the religious perversion, when worship becomes a realm into which to withdraw from the world to 'be with God' . . ."

"I have tried simply to be honest, and to be open to certain 'obstinate questionings' which speak to me of the need for what I called earlier a reluctant revolution."

". . . the chronology of the New Testament rests upon presuppositions rather than facts. . . . What seemed to be firm datings based on scientific evidence are revealed to rest on deductions from deductions. The pattern is self-consistent but circular. Question some of the inbuilt assumptions and the entire edifice looks much less secure.