Jordan Peterson: High Priest for a Secular Age

Jordan Peterson took many by surprise after he showed an interviewer’s logical problems. What has interested many on the right is his biblical quotations and references, yet what many fail to realize is that his thoughts are little more than a repeat of the German higher critics from the 18th through 20th century. In particular his thoughts reflect those of Strauss, the father of radical theology whose thoughts come out of contemporary Hegalian thinking. Strauss offered an interpretive lens which said that the Bible was not historically true but was religiously, or mythically, true. The texts could be read as presenting truth, just not historical truth. This spells obvious problems for Christian belief which demands that its teachings be understood as historical. Without history, there is no Christian faith. (Consider researching the theological term historia salutis.)

Now if Christ is proclaimed as raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied.

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:12–23