Nick was asking about historical Jesus movements in a private thread, and in the process of discussing that, I ran across this fresh interview (from “Word on Fire” - Brandon Vogt interviewing Bishop Robert Barron) where Barron gives - I surmise - a very nice summary of the history of “historical Jesus” quests of recent centuries. I thought it would be worthy of a wider audience and possible discussion here in a more public place as well.
Among several delightful take-aways for me … Barron quotes N.T. Wright (or was it Schweitzer?) as saying (this is from my memory after one watching) … People have tried to look deep down into the well of history to search out ‘the true’ historical Jesus, and they have ended up seeing a reflection of their own faces from the water below.