The Jesus Seminar, founded by Robert Funk in 1985, is a group of academics who meet twice a year to discuss and vote on the authenticity of portions of the Jesus tradition. The result of their review of the sayings of Jesus can be found in Robert Funk et al., The Five Gospels: The Search for the Authentic Words of Jesus (New York: Macmillan, 1993). They are currently working on the deeds of Jesus. For a lively hostile critique, see Luke Timothy Johnson’s “The Search for (the Wrong) Jesus,” BR 11:06, and The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels (San Francisco: Harper Collins, 1996).