New Testament scholar Robert M. Price, one of America's leading authorities on the Bible, has taken umbrage at the cavalier manner in which Strobel has misrepresented his field of study and won't take it any longer.And on the other hand:
...[Strobel] consults alleged experts... He does not appear to have done any competent investigation on his own or consulted any genuine authorities on the relevant subjects...
I am not going to go down to the level of that blurb - but Dr Price is most definitely not one of America's leading authorities on the Bible.On the other hand, to claim that scholars such as the late Bruce Metzger, described by Bart Ehrman in his popular Misquoting Jesus as "the world's leading expert in the field [of textual criticism.]", were not genuine authorities in their field is not just deluded but offensive.
And if contributing to Christian apologetics somehow nullifies all scholarly credentials I would assume it also carries over to Prices' focus on polemics.
One of Australia's leading authorities on everything...although posting something with a slightly apologetic tone may nullify any expertise I do have.