The Quest Of The Historical Jesus

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In this revised translation and retrieval of the full text of the revised German edition, Schweitzer describes and critiques 18th and 19th century attempts at retrieving the "Jesus of history" and stands at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries to bring closure to the former, and to open the latter for New Testament scholarship. Schweitzer saw the problems of historiography, theology, and politics in the ways the issues were formulated—and the answers proposed—and refocused attention on Jesus' ...
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Overview

In this revised translation and retrieval of the full text of the revised German edition, Schweitzer describes and critiques 18th and 19th century attempts at retrieving the "Jesus of history" and stands at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries to bring closure to the former, and to open the latter for New Testament scholarship. Schweitzer saw the problems of historiography, theology, and politics in the ways the issues were formulated—and the answers proposed—and refocused attention on Jesus' "eschatology" in a way abandoned by his predecessors. Issues of the messianic secret, the nature of the kingdom of God, and Jesus' mission are addressed.


Because of the new invigorated study of Jesus in his first-century context, informed readers will desire Schweitzer as a reference point for the mistakes of the past and the possibilities of new directions.

Author Biography:
Albert Schweitzer (1875–1965) was born in Alsace. He was Professor of Theology at the Theological Seminary of St. Thomas in Strasbourg. Schweitzer spent most of his life as a physician in Gabon, Africa, in the village of Lambaréné; and in 1953 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace. He authored numerous works, including the renowned The Mystery of the Kingdom of God, The Mysticism of Paul the Apostle, and Out of My Life and Thought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800632885
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Fortress Classics in Biblical Studies
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1952. While still a young man he demonstrated extraordinary abilities in a wide range of pursuits, including science, theology, and music. In 1908 he published his magisterial study of the life and works of Johann Sebastian Bach. He studied medicine from 1905 to 1913 at the University of Strasbourg, then founded a hospital in French Equatorial Africa, where he spent most of the remainder of his life. Schweitzer used his Nobel Prize stipend to expand the hospital and to build a leper colony. His bookThe Primeval Forest is also available from Johns Hopkins.

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Table of Contents

An Appreciation of Albert Schweitzer
Editor's Note
Foreword to the Complete Edition
Preface to the First Edition (1906)
Preface to the Second Edition (1913)
Preface to the Sixth Edition (1950)
1 The Problem 3
2 Hermann Samuel Reimarus 14
3 The Lives of Jesus of Earlier Rationalism 27
4 The Earliest Imaginative Lives of Jesus 37
5 Fully Developed Rationalism - Paulus 47
6 The Last Phase Of Rationalism - Hase and Schleiermacher 56
7 David Friedrich Strauss - The Man and his Fate 65
8 Strauss's First 'Life of Jesus' 74
9 Strauss's Opponents and Supporters 91
10 The Markan Hypothesis 110
11 Bruno Bauer 124
12 Further Imaginative Lives of Jesus 143
13 Renan 158
14 The 'Liberal' Lives of Jesus 168
15 The Eschatological Question 190
16 Against Eschatology 202
17 Aramaic, Rabbinic, Buddhist 221
18 The Quest of the Historical Jesus at the End of the Nineteenth Century 264
19 The Criticism of the Modern Historical View by Wrede and Thoroughgoing Eschatology 296
20 Description and Criticism of Wrede's Hypothesis 303
21 The Solution of Thoroughgoing Eschatology 315
22 The Most Recent Disputing of the Historicity of Jesus 355
23 The Debate about the Historicity of Jesus 391
24 1907 to 1912 437
25 Conclusion 478
Notes 488
Index of Names 555
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