New Perspective on Jesus, A: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed

New Perspective on Jesus, A: What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed

by James D. G. Dunn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801027101

ISBN-13: 9780801027109

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

In this compelling study, renowned author James D. G. Dunn provides a critique of the quest for the historical Jesus. Dunn claims that the quest has been misguided from the start in its attempt to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of faith.

Dunn argues that Jesus scholars have consistently failed to recognize how the early disciples' pre-Easter faith and

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In this compelling study, renowned author James D. G. Dunn provides a critique of the quest for the historical Jesus. Dunn claims that the quest has been misguided from the start in its attempt to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of faith.

Dunn argues that Jesus scholars have consistently failed to recognize how the early disciples' pre-Easter faith and a predominantly oral culture shaped the way the stories about Jesus were told and passed on. Dunn also examines the implications of oral transmission for our understanding of Synoptic relationships.

A New Perspective on Jesus proposes a change in direction for Jesus scholarship. It will be of interest to pastors, church leaders, students, and thoughtful laypersons wanting a fresh perspective on Jesus studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027109
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Series:
Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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Table of Contents

1The first faith : when did faith become a factor in the Jesus tradition?15
2Behind the gospels : what it meant to remember Jesus in the earliest days35
3The characteristic Jesus : from atomistic exegesis to consistent emphases57
AppAltering the default setting : re-envisaging the early transmission of the Jesus tradition79

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