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Matter of faith

Richard Lucas describes scepticism about the New Testament (Gospel) documents as ideologically driven” (Letters, 
24 December). It is true that some freethinkers regard the whole Gospel as a myth. However, historians and most biblical scholars regard the Gospels as historically-based but, at the same time, laced with propaganda. As the author of a book about Jesus and an atheist, I accept that assessment.

It is as foolish to regard the Gospels as wholly mythical as it is to regard them as wholly true; one should not approach any ancient document prejudiced by ideology.

That would also go for professors of divinity, who can hardly remain objective and unprejudiced if they are Christians.

Steuart Campbell

Dovecot Loan, Edinburgh

 

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