You're the one who is playing games! You accuse me of not responding to something:
I'm still waiting for Lapwing to admit that his statements are also opinion
yet you never actually specified to me in this thread any statements I made that you think are opinion but that I stated as facts. If that's not playing games I don't know what is!
It depends on whether or not he tries to set aside his prior assumptions about Jesus in his analysis, and how successful he is at it. Do YOU think he's a critical scholar, per my definition?
Trouble is this depends on personal judgment and I think it quite possible we could come to different opinions on the same person and work. So I can't answer that question. However, I could comment on statements made in his books etc.