My Nijmegen PhD colleague, Frederik Mulder, once again blogs in the form of an interview with New Testament scholar, Prof. Gerd Luedemann of Gottingen. Frederik Mulder is a PhD candidate under Prof. Jan van der Watt (of Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Holland). He lives with his family in Cambridge, UK.
Frederik Mulder writes…
[It is probably fair to say that Prof Gerd Luedemann from Gottingen is currently the most controversial New Testament biblical scholar in Europe. He is famous for many things (i.e. being a member of the American Jesus Seminar with the likes of John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg), but the two issues he is best known for is without a doubt his i) 1994 monograph in which he rejected the testimony of the empty tomb in the canonical gospels as unhistorical, arguing that Peter and Paul had hallucinations of the risen Jesus; and ii) his 1999 “Letter to Jesus” in which he kissed Christianity goodbye.]
Read the interview here: http://resurrectionhope.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/explosive-stuff-that-evangelicals-and.html