The secularists maintain a veritable army of state-university-sponsored archaeologists, translators of ancient writings, and historians, all maintaining the standard consensus line in the area of ancient near east chronology. Against this formidable array of scholarship and speculation, the pitiable forces of evangelical, traditionalist, and modernist Christianity long ago capitulated. The CCC is taken for granted in all history books, dictionaries, and encyclopedias, ranging from those produced by communists on the left to those produced by Christian fundamentalists on the right. For the modernist, who discounts the accuracy of the Bible, the CCC is no problem. For the traditionalist (Roman Catholic, Anglo-Catholic, Eastern Orthodox), with his vague commitment to Biblical authority, the CCC is not much of a problem. For the evangelical (and for strict Biblicists among the traditionalistic groups), the CCC is a major, if largely unrecognized, problem.
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