Jesus and the Logic of History

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At the heart of the Christian faith stands a man, Jesus of Nazareth.

Few people seriously question whether Jesus existed in history. But many, influenced by the more skeptical scholars, doubt that the Christ of orthodox Christianity is the same as the Jesus of history.

In this important book, historian Paul W. Barnett lays these doubts to rest. He uncovers the methodological weaknesses present in some forms of...

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Overview

At the heart of the Christian faith stands a man, Jesus of Nazareth.

Few people seriously question whether Jesus existed in history. But many, influenced by the more skeptical scholars, doubt that the Christ of orthodox Christianity is the same as the Jesus of history.

In this important book, historian Paul W. Barnett lays these doubts to rest. He uncovers the methodological weaknesses present in some forms of critical scholarship, demonstrating a failure to account for important early evidence about Jesus.

Once the evidence is properly marshalled, a picture of Jesus emerges that fits well with orthodox belief in him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780830826032
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2001
  • Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology
  • Pages: 182
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Barnett (Ph.D., London University), was until his retirement Anglican bishop of North Sydney, Australia. He remains a visiting fellow in ancient history at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) and research professor at Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia). He has written several books.
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Table of Contents

Series Preface
Author's Preface
Abbreviations
1. Jesus and the Practice of History
2. Christ in HistoryExcursus: Jesus as 'Christ' in the Testimonium Flavianum
3. Jesus in Proclamation and TraditionExcursus: Summary of Information about Jesus in the Letters of Paul
4. Jesus in Historical ContextExcursus: The Quest for the Historical Pontius Pilate
5. Jesus in the GospelsExcursus: Overview of Jesus' Ministry
6. Jesus and the Spread of Early ChristianityExcursus: The Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead
7. From Jesus to Gospel Text
8. Jesus' Death: a Defiance of Biography
9. Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of Authors
Index of Bible References
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