Jesus Of Nazareth

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Dale Allison's clearly written Jesus of Nazareth enables people who have followed recent discussions to vindicate and reclaim the central religious significance of the historical Jesus.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800631444
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/20/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,531,821
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Jesus Tradition and the Jesus of History: How to Find a Millenarian Prophet 1
An Imaginary Case Study 7
The Method of John Dominic Crossan 10
Quandaries, Alternatives, Paradigms 33
The Best Research Program 39
Themes and Rhetorical Strategies 45
Running the Gauntlet 51
Speculations on the Evolution of the Tradition 69
Some Common Features of Millenarianism 78
2 The Eschatology of Jesus: Still Ratlos after All These Years 95
Marcus Borg against E. P. Sanders 96
The Case against Marcus Borg 113
The Case against Stephen Patterson 122
The Final Judgment 131
The Resurrection of the Dead 136
The Restoration of Israel 141
The Great Tribulation 145
Imminence 147
The Language of Millenarian Eschatology 152
3 Jesus as Millenarian Ascetic: Deleting a Consensus 172
Current Opinion 172
Sexual Desire in the Jesus Tradition 175
The Origin of the Complexes 182
Renunciation and Eschatology 188
The Functions of Jesus' Eschatological Asceticism 197
Epilogue 217
Index of Ancient Sources 221
Index of Modern Authors 247
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