John's Gospel and the Historical Jesus
For many (me included) John's gospel is of little use for studying the historical Jesus. But it is particularly interesting that NT Wright makes little use of John in his big Jesus book. I think this issue, if I remember rightly was also raised by Crossan in debate with Wright. Michael Bird noted that at the Edinburgh Dogmatics conference NT Wright was pushed on the use of John's gospel and added that it was a bit of a problem for Wright. So just a couple of related questions. One for Michael: what did Wright have to say about this in Edinburgh? The other more open: as there are a few Wright fans out there what do you think of using John's gospel as a source for the historical Jesus?