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Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research

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This coordinated collection of studies provides important critical assessments of recent progress in Life of Jesus research. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, the parables and miracles of Jesus, and the Jesus tradition in extracanonical sources.

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Overview

This coordinated collection of studies provides important critical assessments of recent progress in Life of Jesus research. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, the parables and miracles of Jesus, and the Jesus tradition in extracanonical sources.

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Offers critical assessments of Life of Jesus research in the last generation, with emphasis on work that is quite recent, providing both graduate students and veteran scholars with a point of entry into some of the major topics involved in the critical study of the historical Jesus. Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, Jesus tradition in Paul, Jesus in extracanonical Gospels, and Jesus' parables, miracles, death, and resurrection. The contributors include Marcus J. Borg, James H. Charlesworth, James D.G. Dunn, Sean Freyne, Richard Horsley, and Helmut Koester. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
List of Contributors
Prologue 1
Reflections on a Discipline: A North American Perspective 9
Major Trends and Interpretive Issues in the Study of Jesus 33
The Geography, Politics, and Economics of Galilee and the Quest for the Historical Jesus 75
Jesus and the Use of Greek in Galilee 123
Jesus Tradition in Paul 155
John the Baptist and His Relationship to Jesus 179
The Parables of Jesus: Current Trends and Needs in Research 231
The Kingdom of God in Recent Discussion 255
Jesus and Israel's Scriptures 281
Jesus' Ministry and Self-Understanding 337
The Miracles of Jesus 353
The Death of Jesus 395
The Resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth 423
Jesus in Non-Christian Sources 443
Jesus in the Agrapha and Apocryphal Gospels 479
The Historical Jesus and the Historical Situation of the Quest: An Epilogue 535
Appendix: The Recently Published Dead Sea Scrolls and the Historical Jesus 547
Index of Ancient Writings 567
Index of Modern Authors 597
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