"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