I've met Craig Keener -- an awesome servant of the church. These research guys -- they are just phenomenal in their intake and output. I can only marvel.
And I LOVE "Richard Bauckham's Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels As Eyewitness Testimony". The BBG Boys characterize it as quasi-ground-breaking. I would call it a paradigm realignment. Like when your back is "out", and you need to pop it back into the right groove.
With one whack he refutes about 20 years of unwarranted scholarly assumption and probably 100 books and countless dissertations.
And that's the way the New-England-bound Ball bounces.