Who Do My Opponents Say That I Am?

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This volume will unpack the seven allegations proposed by Scot McKnight in his article 'Calling Jesus Mamzer' in the inaugural volume of The Journal for the Historical Jesus (Volume 1.1 2003: 73-103).

Each essay will explore the historicity of each accusation and what they tell us about Jesus. McKnight and Modica propose that by examining these specific allegations, one can begin to comprehend a neglected dimension of historical Jesus studies, namely, that Jesus can be understood by what his opponents (critics) say of him. They contend that such an approach offers, as Malina and Neyrey have previously examined in Calling Jesus Names, a 'Christology from the side'.

There will be an introductory and concluding essay from the editors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567031266
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/23/2008
  • Series: Library of New Testament Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 188
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Scot McKnight (Ph.D. University of Nottingham) is Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies, North Park University, Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of numerous books on the New Testament, including the bestselling The Jesus Creed.

Joseph B. Modica (Ph.D. Drew University) is University Chaplain &Associate Professor of Biblical Studies, Eastern University, St. Davids, PA

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Table of Contents



Table of Contents




Jesus as Lawbreaker ... Michael F. Bird

Jesus as Demon Possessed... Dwight D. Sheets

Jesus as Glutton and Drunkard... Joseph B. Modica

Jesus as Blasphemer... Darrell L. Bock

Jesus as False Prophet ... James F. McGrath

Jesus as King of the Jews... Lynn H. Cohick

Jesus as Mamzer ("Illegitimate Son") ... Scot McKnight

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