Smith’s Paper from Veritas Apologetics Conference

In the recent Veritas Apologetics Conference in which Smith wore the title of a Professor, despite having no such credentials or job title to support it, he presented a paper entitled, “A Critical look at the Newest Historical Research on Islam and the Earliest Qur’anic Manuscripts“.

What’s the keyword here? “Newest”. Which is a problem, since Smith’s paper opens with four references from 1977, 1985, 1991 and 1996. Can someone help me understand what the word newest means in light of his references? I’d greatly appreciate it. Maybe I just don’t see the connection between 1977 and “newest”….

I might make a meme out of this and title it Scholar Smith: Presents Newest Research in 2014, FROM 1977.

and God knows best.

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