I am now in Vienna for the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature. I will read a paper on the Historical Jesus here. That should be interesting, since every type of view is likely to be present.
On the train on the way here I read an editorial in the International Herald tribune (July 18 issue) about Pope Benedict Called Pope Benedict's Mistake, decrying the pope's attempt to call Europe back to Christ through the Catholic Church through an appeal to the teaching rooted in the apostles (as well as apostolic succession and the tradition of the church) It was written by James Carroll of the Boston Globe. What made the piece interesting was how it attacked the argument of Christianity in general.