Jesus Research: An International Perspective

Overview

Written by a select group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume authoritatively assesses the present state of historical-Jesus research. The book examines different aspects of Jesus' life and thought in his historical and geographical setting and within his religious and cultural context, also suggesting what we may learn from Jesus' teachings.

Arising from the first Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, held in the spring of 2005 in Prague, this ...

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Overview

Written by a select group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume authoritatively assesses the present state of historical-Jesus research. The book examines different aspects of Jesus' life and thought in his historical and geographical setting and within his religious and cultural context, also suggesting what we may learn from Jesus' teachings.

Arising from the first Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, held in the spring of 2005 in Prague, this comprehensive collection from the luminaries in this area of research provides a much-needed focus on the issues involved with seeking to re-create Jesus in his world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802863539
  • Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 9/15/2009
  • Pages: 334
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Director and Editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Petr Pokorny is Director of the Center for Biblical Studies jointly sponsored by Charles University and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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Table of Contents

Appreciations ix

Abbreviations xi

Contributors xix

Preface Petr Pokorný xxi

Introduction: Why Evaluate Twenty-Five Years of Jesus Research? James H. Charlesworth 1

A Dead End or a New Beginning? Examining the Criteria for Authenticity in Light of Albert Schweitzer Stanley E. Porter 16

Jesus of Galilee: The Role of Location in Understanding Jesus Jens Schröter 36

From Old to New: Paradigm Shifts concerning Judaism, the Gospel of John, Jesus, and the Advent of "Christianity" James H. Charlesworth 56

Turning Water to Wine: Re-reading the Miracle at the Wedding in Cana Carsten Claussen 73

Jesus as an Itinerant Teacher: Reflections from Social History on Jesus' Roles Gerd Theissen 98

Jesus as a Teller of Parables: On Jesus' Self-Interpretation in His Parables Michael Wolter 123

"What Must I Do to Inherit Eternal Life?" Implicit Christology in Jesus' Sayings about Life and the Kingdom Klaus Haacker 140

How Did Jesus Understand His Death? The Parables in Eschatological Prospect Rudolf Hoppe 154

Demoniac and Drunkard: John the Baptist and Jesus According to Q 7:33-34 Petr Pokorný 170

"Have You Not Read...?" Jesus' Subversive Interpretation of Scripture Craig Evans 182

A Contagious Purity: Jesus' Inverse Strategy for Eschatological Cleanliness Tom Holmén 199

Founding Christianity: Comparing Jesus and Japanese "New Religions" Ulrich Luz 230

Selected Bibliography Brian Rhea 255

Index of Modern Authors 287

Index of Ancient Texts 295

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