The Moscow Patriarchate official is concerned with the strive of certain researchers of Christ's life for pseudo-sensations and quackery.
"Modern scientists and writers are looking for something new and
sensational, trying to prove their bold theories somehow they
misinterpret the Gospels of the New Testament or neglect them, which
resulted in fabrication of an entire army of pseudo Jesuses," head of
the Synodal Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan
Hilarion of Volokolamsk said on Monday at the opening of the Eastern
European International Symposium on the New Testament Researchers in
The hierarch pointed out that each year "Jesus's revolutionary
biographies" appear at the bookstores, their authors make fantastic
discoveries based not on new scientific data, but on their personal
interests, tastes, sympathies, antipathies."
"Refusing to believe in Jesus, the way He was represented in the Gospels
and preached by the Church all through the centuries, many scientists
prefer to believe in myths they or their colleagues created themselves,
turning them in dogmas. Life and teaching of Jesus is considered from
the point of some philosophic guidelines or ideological presupposition,"
The metropolitan stressed that "science should not be turned into quackery."