Theology and history are not opposites…

Theology and history are not opposites. A historian can hold strong views about the significance of certain events and still write reliable history. In fact, partisan proponents of a given point of view are sometimes even more accurate than detached observers; consider, for example, the first impassioned accounts from Jewish sources of the Nazi holocaust which turned out to be more accurate than the reports of ‘objective’ news media.

Craig Blomberg, from The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, p. 41

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