That guy with the odd name that cannot be his own has written a post YOU ALL SHOULD READ. He writes, in part
Thomas Brodie gave a great display in intellectual honesty in the publication of his last book and he was crucified (ahem!) for it.
My friend is correct, of course. Brodie has led the way in intertextuality and while I disagree with his conclusions on the Historical Jesus, his work has pushed us in this still unrespected realm to new heights.
In the end, he was honest, finally, and he did pay the price.
I wonder how many positions, especially moral positions, people force themselves to uphold in order to retain an image or a job.
Anyway, give the article a read.
as a side note, I disagree with the blogger. i believe objectivity is achievable.