Jesus is a Myth Challenge Examined
Steve Harris correctly points out that the NT could be used for theological claims and historical claims. I didn't think of it this way, but that makes sense.
Certainly I was trying to head off the theological arguments in the form of "since the bible was written by my God, the stuff in it must be true! Since it says someone walked on water, it must have really happened!"
What about historical claims? There is still a bit of a problem, because when someone has a vested interest in an outcome, the claim needs to be taken with a grain of salt.
So is there a way to find the information in the NT that can help prove the point (Jesus -> real person?) while being cognizant of the vested interest?
Try me out, I'd love to hear what you think.