The Revisionists:

Robert Funk
Founded the Jesus Seminar in 1985, editor of The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus and author of Honest to Jesus: Jesus for a New Millennium.

John Dominic Crossan
Former Catholic priest and professor emeritus at DePaul University, author of The Historical Jesus: The Life of a Mediterranean Jewish Peasant and Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography.

Marcus Borg
Professor of religion and culture at Oregon State University, author of Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus & the Heart of Contemporary Faith.

John Shelby Spong
Episcopal priest and bishop of Newark, N.J., author of Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism and Why Christianity Must Change or Die.

The Traditionalists:

N. T. Wright
Canon theologian of Westminster Abbey, author of Jesus & the Victory of God and The Challenge of Jesus: Rediscovering Who Jesus Was and Is.

John P. Meier
Professor at the University of Notre Dame, author of A Marginal Jew, vol. 1, Rethinking the Historical Jesus, and vol. 2, Mentor, Message, Miracle.

Raymond E. Brown
Catholic biblical scholar who died in 1998, author of The Death of the Messiah and The Birth of the Messiah.

Ben Witherington III
Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary, author of The Christology of Jesus, Jesus the Sage and The Jesus Quest.

Luke Timothy Johnson
Professor of New Testament at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, author of The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and Truth of the Traditional Gospels.

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