Preface. Introduction. 1. The Rise of Historical Methods for Analysis of the Evidence Concerning Jesus. 2. Jesus in Extra-biblical Sources. 3. Jesus as God''s Eschatological Messenger: The Q Document. 4. Jesus as the Culmination of Apocalyptic History: The Gospel of Mark. 5. Jesus in the History of the Church: The Gospel of Matthew. 6. Jesus and the Church in the History of the World: The Gospel of Luke. 7. A Theological History of Jesus: The Gospel of John. 8. The Gospels in the History of the Early Church. Conclusion: Positive and Negative Results of the Search for Jesus in History. Appendix: A Classification System for the Synoptic Tradition.