Albrecht Ritschl and the Problem of the Historical Jesus

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  • ISBN-13: 9780773498228
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Pages: 248

Table of Contents

Ch. I The Purpose and Context of the Present Study
1 The Point of the Present Study 1
2 The Current State of Ritschl Research 4
3 The Place of the Present Study in the Context of Ritschl Research 6
4 The Present Study: a Summary of Procedure 8
Notes to Chapter I 10
Ch. II Ritschl's Christocentric Theology: the Context for his Picture of Jesus
1 Biblical Theology and New Testament Study 12
1.1 Ritschl's Biblical Theology: the Sources
1.2 Ritschl's Theology as Biblical Theology
1.3 Ritschl's Biblical Theology as New Testament Theology
1.4 Ritschl's New Testament Theology as Christocentric Theology
1.5 Ritschl as a New Testament Scholar
1.5.1 Introduction
1.5.2 Up to 1850
1.5.3 1850-1856
1.5.4 1857-1860
1.5.5 1861-1873
1.5.6 1874-1889
1.5.7 Summary
2 Gospel Study and the Quest for Jesus 43
2.1 Ritschl's Gospel Study: the Sources
2.2 The Gospels: their Genre and Purpose
2.3 The Study of the Gospels and the Problem of the Historical Jesus
3 Ritschl's Picture of Jesus 56
3.1 Ritschl's Picture of Jesus: an Exposition
3.1.1 Introduction
3.1.2 Jesus the Son
3.1.3 Jesus the Teacher
3.1.4 Jesus the Lord
3.1.5 Jesus the Obedient One
3.1.6 Jesus the Founder of the Kingdom of God
3.1.7 Jesus as Prophet and Messiah
3.1.8 Summary
3.2 The Relationship Between Ritschl's Work on the Gospels and his Emerging Picture of Jesus
3.3 The Relationship Between Ritschl's Work on the Gospels and his Theology as a Whole: the Importance of the "Picture of Jesus" Within Ritschl's System
3.3.1 Introduction
3.3.2 Sonship
3.3.3 Vocation
3.3.4 Kingdom of God
3.3.5 Community
3.3.6 Love
3.3.7 Righteousness
3.3.8 Summary
4 Summary 91
Notes to Chapter II 93
Ch. III Ritschl's Picture of Jesus: a Critique
1 Ritschl's Use of the Gospels: Preliminary Critical Comments 114
1.1 The Synoptic Gospels
1.2 The Fourth Gospel
2 Ritschl's Picture of Jesus: a Detailed Study 122
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Jesus the Teacher
2.3 Jesus the Founder of the Kingdom of God
2.4 Jesus as Prophet and Messiah
2.5 Jesus the Son
2.6 Jesus the Lord
2.7 Jesus the Obedient One
2.8 Summary
3 Ritschl and the Problem of the "Canonical Jesus" 158
4 Ritschl and the Problem of Christological Diversity in the Gospels 163
5 Summary 171
Notes to Chapter III 175
Ch. IV Reappraising Ritschl: Ritschl's Picture of Jesus and the Task of New Testament Theology
1 "Biblical Theology" Revisited 191
2 Historical Study and Theological Interest 192
3 Jesus and the Kingdom of God 194
4 Jesus the Son of God 196
5 The Use of the Gospels and Method in Christology 199
Notes to Chapter IV 200
Bibliography 203
Index 229
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