“It has been said that this mode of procedure is ‘unscientific.’  The charge is vague, but as far as I understand it, I feel unable to admit it.  It is certainly ‘unscientific’ to conduct an inquiry under the guidance of suppressed assumptions, as, for example, that miracles are impossible, or that the irreconcilableness of some of the phenomena of the Life of the Risen Lord with the phenomena of our present life proves that the view given of the Risen Life is legendary.”

-B.F. Westcott, The Revelation of the Risen Lord, Sixth Edition, London: Macmillian & Co., 1898, p.xi.


Westcott, looking smug because he just zinged materialists.