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Title: The Impact of Jesus Research on Christology
Author(s): HAIGHT, Roger
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 21 Issue: 3 Date: Fall 1996
The problem area which I want to address here has been with us for some time. It concerns the tension between faith and the concrete events of history, and the tension between theology and the discipline of history or historiography. I will not review the history of modern problems in this domain which is often part of an introduction to christology. But that history shows the tension is a perennial issue in christology because it has to do with the very structure of the discipline. The issue is easily illustrated with questions entertained in trying to understand Jesus' resurrection: is the resurrection to be understood as an historical event, that is, an event of history? Do the apparition stories have any historical authenticity? Was there really an empty tomb?