The Historical Jesus through Catholic and Jewish Eyes / Edition 1

The Historical Jesus through Catholic and Jewish Eyes / Edition 1

by Bryan F. Le Beau
     
 

ISBN-10: 1563383225

ISBN-13: 9781563383229

Pub. Date: 11/01/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Over the past two hundred years, several scholars have concluded that Jesus was a Cynic, a magician, a witch, a wise teacher, and a Jewish apocalyptic prophet.

These papers, collected from two conferences at Creighton University, draw on some of the best contemporary scholarship in historical Jesus studies. Catholic scholars Luke Timothy Johnson, Daniel Harrington,

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Over the past two hundred years, several scholars have concluded that Jesus was a Cynic, a magician, a witch, a wise teacher, and a Jewish apocalyptic prophet.

These papers, collected from two conferences at Creighton University, draw on some of the best contemporary scholarship in historical Jesus studies. Catholic scholars Luke Timothy Johnson, Daniel Harrington, and Monika Hellwig provide overviews of the history of the search for the historical Jesus. Jewish scholars Alan Segal, Amy-Jill Levine, and Adele Reinhartz explore the significance of Jesus for Judaism and for contemporary culture. With clear insight, the essays point out the ways that historical Jesus scholarship can be applied to everyday issues. The essays offer a unique perspective on the historical Jesus that provides a view contrary to many other contemporary books on Jesus.

Contributors include: Bernard Brandon Scott (University of Tulsa); Luke Timothy Johnson (Emory University); Daniel Harrington (Weston School of Theology); Monika Hellwig (Georgetown University); Michael Cook (Hebrew Union College--Jewish Institute of Religion); Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt University Divinity School); Adele Reinhartz (McMaster University); Alan Segal (Barnard College); and Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus (Wheaton College).

Bryan F. Le Beau is the John C. Kenefick Faculty Chair in the Humanities at Creighton University. Leonard Greenspoon holds the Philip and Ethel Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization and is Chair of the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Creighton University. Dennis Hamm, S.J., is Professor of Theology at Creighton University.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563383229
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1New Options in An Old Quest1
2The Real Jesus: The Challenge of Current Scholarship and the Truth of the Gospels51
3Retrieving the Jewishness of Jesus: Recent Developments67
4Historical Jesus Research: Its Relevance to Thoughtful Christians and to Systematic Theologians85
5Jewish Reflections on Jesus: Some Abiding Trends95
6Jesus, Divorce, and Sexuality: A Jewish Critique113
7Jesus of Hollywood: A Jewish Perspective131
8Jesus in the Eyes of One Jewish Scholar147
9Jesus as Other People's Scripture155
Epilogue167

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