"I have begun this discussion of the earliest historical sources for the life of Jesus with the 'Apostles' Creed' and the Fourth Gospel rather than with the documents that modern criticism regards as giving us materials for history, because I venture to think that the first thing needed to enable the modern investigator to judge the surviving documents aright is the attempt to look at them rather from the point of view of the early Christians than from that of our own aims and desires."
F. Crawford Burkitt
F. Crawford Burkitt (1864-1935) was Norrisian Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge from 1905 to 1935. His other publications include 'Evangelion Da-Mepharreshe' (1904), 'The Gospel History and Its Transmission' (1906), and 'Jewish and Christian Apocalypses' (1914). He was elected to the British Academy Fellowship in 1905.