The dominant figure in the history of…

Regardless of what anyone may think or believe about him, Jesus of Nazareth has been the dominant figure in the history of Western culture for almost twenty centuries. If it were possible, with some sort of super magnet, to pull out of that history every scrap of metal bearing at least a trace of his name, how much would be left?

Jaroslav Pelikan, quoted in On Jesus by Douglas Groothuis, p. 2

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