History & theology
My earlier point was that any "history" which seeks the authentic
thing (eg, what Jesus REALLY said, did, etc.) is necessarily
theological, whether historians like it or not. To say that Xty
is an "historical" religion is also to make a theological claim -
- Xns do not venerate all alleged historical events, but only
certain ones, chosen for theological reasons. Thus "history" is
a theological concept for Xty.