The Historical Jesus: Five Views

The Historical Jesus: Five Views

by James K. Beilby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0830838686

ISBN-13: 9780830838684

Pub. Date: 10/08/2009

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

2011 Christianity Today Book Award winner!

The scholarly quest for the historical Jesus has a distinguished pedigree in modern Western religious and historical scholarship, with names such as Strauss, Schweitzer and Bultmann highlighting the story. Since the early 1990s, when the Jesus quest was reawakened for a third run, numerous significant books have emerged.

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2011 Christianity Today Book Award winner!

The scholarly quest for the historical Jesus has a distinguished pedigree in modern Western religious and historical scholarship, with names such as Strauss, Schweitzer and Bultmann highlighting the story. Since the early 1990s, when the Jesus quest was reawakened for a third run, numerous significant books have emerged. And the public's attention has been regularly arrested by media coverage, with the Jesus Seminar or the James ossuary headlining the marquee.

The Historical Jesus: Five Views provides a venue for readers to sit in on a virtual seminar on the historical Jesus. Beginning with a scene-setting historical introduction by the editors, prominent figures in the Jesus quest set forth their views and respond to their fellow scholars.

On the one end Robert M. Price lucidly maintains that the probability of Jesus' existence has reached the "vanishing point," and on the other Darrell Bock ably argues that while critical method yields only a "gist" of Jesus, it takes us in the direction of the Gospel portraits. In between there are numerous avenues to explore, questions to be asked and "assured results" to be weighed. And John Dominic Crossan, Luke Timothy Johnson and James D. G. Dunn probe these issues with formidable knowledge and honed insight, filling out a further range of options.

The Historical Jesus: Five Views offers a unique entry into the Jesus quest. For both the classroom and personal study, this is a book that fascinates, probes and engages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830838684
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
10/08/2009
Series:
Spectrum Multiview Book Series
Pages:
312
Sales rank:
324,464
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

The Quest for the Historical Jesus: An IntroductionPaul Rhodes Eddy and James K. Beilby
1. Jesus at the Vanishing PointRobert M. Price
Responses:
John Dominic Crossan
Luke Timothy Johnson
James D. G. Dunn
Darrell L. Bock
2. Jesus and the Challenge of Collaborative EschatologyJohn Dominic Crossan
Responses:
Robert M. Price
Luke Timothy Johnson
James D. G. Dunn
Darrell L. Bock
3. Learning the Human Jesus: Historical Criticism and Literary CriticismLuke Timothy Johnson
Responses:
Robert M. Price
John Dominic Crossan
James D. G. Dunn
Darrell L. Bock
4. Remembering Jesus: How the Quest of the Historical Jesus Lost Its WayJames D. G. Dunn
Responses:
Robert M. Price
John Dominic Crossan
Luke Timothy Johnson
Darrell L. Bock
5. The Historical Jesus: An Evangelical ViewDarrell L. Bock
Responses:
Robert M. Price
John Dominic Crossan
Luke Timothy Johnson
James D. G. Dunn
Contributors
Name and Subject Indexes
Scripture Index

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