Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods

Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods

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by Darrell L. Bock
     
 

Interest in the historical Jesus continues to drive much of today's discussion of the Gospels. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth. Studying the Historical Jesus is an introductory guide to how to go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the…  See more details below

Overview

Interest in the historical Jesus continues to drive much of today's discussion of the Gospels. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth. Studying the Historical Jesus is an introductory guide to how to go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the Gospels. Darrell Bock introduces the sources of our knowledge about Jesus, both biblical and extrabiblical. He then surveys the history and culture of the world of Jesus. The final chapters introduce some of the methods used to study the Gospels, including historical, source, form, redaction, and narrative criticisms. Bock offers an informed, scholarly approach that takes the Gospels seriously as a source of historical information. By doing so, he provides a sound alternative to the skeptical or radical approaches to Jesus that frequently make the headlines.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780851112732
Publisher:
Inter-Varsity Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Darrell L. Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is Research Professor in New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of more than ten books, including the two-volume BECNT commentary on Luke.

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