Story of Jesus in History and Faith, The: An Introduction

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"Lee Martin McDonald writes with skill, insight, and spiritual energy. This book is highly recommended for classes and all who find Jesus' story riveting and compelling."
--James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project, Princeton Theological Seminary

"The Story of Jesus in History and Faith is perhaps the best technical survey of Jesus research now in print. It is at once exhaustively thorough, painstakingly fair, and enormously readable. This is simply a great book ...

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Overview

"Lee Martin McDonald writes with skill, insight, and spiritual energy. This book is highly recommended for classes and all who find Jesus' story riveting and compelling."
--James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project, Princeton Theological Seminary

"The Story of Jesus in History and Faith is perhaps the best technical survey of Jesus research now in print. It is at once exhaustively thorough, painstakingly fair, and enormously readable. This is simply a great book that will serve scholars and students alike who need to become current on virtually every critical issue surrounding the Gospels, the life of Jesus, and the intersection of history and faith."
--Gary M. Burge, Wheaton College and Graduate School

"A tour de force in Jesus studies. As a fourth quest for Jesus seeks a way to include the Gospel of John, this book will play a pivotal role in restoring the critical integration of history and faith regarding the greatest subject of both fields: Jesus."
--Paul N. Anderson, George Fox University; author of The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel

"Lee McDonald writes as a veteran scholar with a depth of experience in both the church and the academy. The Story of Jesus in History and Faith distinguishes itself by offering readers a learned and carefully nuanced discussion of what history is, how it is written, and what relevance it has for our understanding of Jesus. Careful reading of this book will profit believers and skeptics alike."
--Craig A. Evans, Acadia Divinity College, Nova Scotia, Canada

"A wide-ranging compendium of useful information on the study of the historical Jesus, including an account of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus that engages the major critical issues. This material will be well suited to students at various levels of engagement."
--Stanley E. Porter, McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

"McDonald surveys the broad range of issues and sources in historical Jesus research in a way that is irenic toward all sides. Rather than pursuing a partisan line, he writes as an independent observer and yet with sensitivity to the scholars with whom he disagrees."
--Craig S. Keener, Asbury Theological Seminary

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801039874
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/15/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Martin McDonald (PhD, University of Edinburgh), before his retirement, was professor of New Testament studies and president of Acadia Divinity College. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including The Biblical Canon, and coeditor of The Canon Debate (with James Sanders), and The World of the New Testament (with Joel Green). He lives in Mesa, Arizona.
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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction
Part 1: History and the Historical Jesus
1. History, Historical Inquiry, and the Historical Jesus
Part 2: Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
2. The Gospels: Their Relationships and Reliability
3. Other Sources for Studying the Historical Jesus
Part 3: The Story of Jesus in History (Events and Teachings)
4. The Story of Jesus in History: From Birth to His Scriptures
5. The Story of Jesus in History: From the Transfiguration to His Burial
6. Easter: The Story of Jesus within History and Faith
7. Conclusion: Jesus in History and Faith
Indexes
Indexes
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