Life Of Jesus Research

Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004102828
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Life Of Jesus Research. This volume offers annotated bibliographies for all the major areas of critical scholarship in the historical Jesus. It is an indispensable tool for research in this important field of the study.

The Historical Jesus And The Literary Imagination 1860 1920

Author: Jennifer Stevens
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 1846314704
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The Historical Jesus And The Literary Imagination 1860 1920. Fictional reconstructions of the Gospels continue to find a place in contemporary literature and the popular imagination. Present-day writers of New Testament–based fiction are considered to be part of a tradition formed in the mid-to-late twentieth century. Yet the foundations were laid earlier still by writers like Oscar Wilde, George Moore, and Marie Corelli who, in turn, drew influence from other works of biblical scholarship. The latest in the English Association Monographs series, The Historical Jesus and the Literary Imagination paints a convincing picture of the relationship between nineteenth-century biblical scholarship and literary works that raises interesting questions for scholars working at the intersection of literature and theology.

The Missing Jesus

Author: Craig A. Evans
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391041820
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The Missing Jesus. How can Jesus said to be "missing"? References to Jesus are not missing, but rather a dimension of his identity. This text demonstrates that in order for us to understand Jesus and his influence, we need to see him within the context of the Judaism that was his own natural environment.

Criteria For Authenticity In Historical Jesus Research

Author: Stanley E. Porter
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567043606
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Criteria For Authenticity In Historical Jesus Research. Historical-Jesus research continues to captivate the interests of scholars. Recently there has been renewed discussion of the criteria for authenticity. This study traces the history of this type of research, especially in terms of authenticity criteria.

Christology And The Synoptic Problem

Author: Peter M. Head
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521584883
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Christology And The Synoptic Problem. This book makes a major contribution to the ongoing debate about the synoptic problem, especially concerning the question of which gospel was written first. The scholarly consensus, developed over two hundred years of discussion, has favoured Markan priority and the dependence of both Matthew and Luke upon Mark. In an ongoing contemporary revival of the Griesbach hypothesis, some scholars have advocated the view that Mark used, conflated and abbreviated Matthew and Luke. The author explores the role played by arguments connected with christological development in support of both these views. Deploying a comparative redaction-critical approach to the problem, Dr Head argues that the critical basis of the standard christological argument for Markan priority is insecure and based on anachronistic scholarly concerns. Nevertheless, in a through-going comparative reappraisal of the christological outlooks of Matthew and Mark the author finds decisive support for the hypothesis of Markan priority, arguing that Matthew was a developer rather than a corrector of Mark.

Paul And Jesus

Author: James D. Tabor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439134987
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Paul And Jesus. This fascinating examination of the earliest years of Christianity reveals sharply competing ideas about the significance of Jesus and his teachings and shows how the man we call St. Paul shaped Christianity as we know it today. Historians know almost nothing about the two decades following the crucifixion of Jesus, when his followers regrouped and began to spread his message. During this time the apostle Paul joined the movement and began to preach to the gentiles. Using the oldest Christian documents that we have—the letters of Paul—as well as other early Christian sources, historian and scholar James Tabor reconstructs the origins of Christianity. Tabor reveals that the familiar figures of James, Peter, and Paul sometimes disagreed fiercely over everything from the meaning of Jesus’ message to the question of whether converts must first become Jews. Tabor shows how Paul separated himself from Peter and James to introduce his own version of Christianity, which would continue to develop independently of the message that Jesus, James, and Peter preached. Paul and Jesus gives us a new and deeper understanding of Paul as it illuminates the fascinating period of history when Christianity was born out of Judaism and became the religion we recognize today.

Authenticating The Activities Of Jesus

Author: Bruce D. Chilton
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9780391041646
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Authenticating The Activities Of Jesus. This volume reviews the criteria, assumptions, and methods involved in critical Jesus research. Its purpose is to clarify the procedures necessary to distinguish tradition that stems from Jesus from tradition and interpretation that stem from later tradents and evangelists. --from publisher description.