Since 1985, scholars affiliated with the Jesus Seminar have been questioning the authenticity of sayings attributed to Jesus and whether he saw himself as an end-times prophet.
As the seminar marks its 25th anniversary Oct. 13-16 in Santa Rosa, Calif., it’s Jesus seminar marks 25 years of questions generating far less attention and controversy than in years past, when the media spotlight gave members a platform to reach millions.
Now observers are debating a new question: What difference has the Jesus Seminar made? Once again, the jury is divided.
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