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This time, Q is having fun styling his sketch of Advocatus in the manner of scholars who undertake a search for the historical Jesus (as distinct from whatever beliefs about Jesus people might have).
Albert Schweitzer wrote a book about it 100 years ago. More recently, so did the late scholar Marcus Borg, Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.
(For an explanation of Q's goofy conceit in this chapter, go to the Appendix of Last Supper Red - The Synaptic Edition.)
- Advocatus di Aboli. Huh? Have you seen that name rendered differently? If so, what was it and what, if anything, did it mean?
- Have you heard about various "quests" for the Jesus of history? Do you think it's possible to paint an accurate picture of the man called Jesus? Why or why not? What are some of the historical sources that can be consulted in determining who Jesus was?