Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide

Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide

by James H. Charlesworth
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Historical Jesus: An Essential Guide by James H. Charlesworth

Recent years have seen an explosion of talk about the historical Jesus from scholarly settings as well as media outlets (including sensational TV documentaries and national magazines). How is the student of the Bible to assess these various claims about Jesus? And what difference does knowledge of his time and place make for Christian faith, theological thinking, and historical research? James Charlesworth presents the solid results of modern study into the life and times of Jesus, especially regarding the role of the Essenes, the significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the nature of messianic expectation, and much more. No one today is better equipped than James Charlesworth to lead students through the thickets of controversy that surround much of contemporary historical Jesus research.

This Abingdon Essential Guide will fulfill the need for a brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introduction to this core area of New Testament studies. Drawing on the best in current scholarship, written with the need of students foremost in mind, addressed to learners in a number of contexts, this Essential Guide will be the first choice of those who wish to acquaint themselves or their students with the broad scope of issues, perspectives, and subject matters relating to modern quests for the historical Jesus. It will also be a preferred text for those who need or want to refresh their knowledge regarding the context within which Jesus lived in preparation for leading church discussion groups in studies of the Gospels.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687021673
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 01/01/2008
Series: Essential Guides
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 443,116
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

James H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary. Charlesworth is an international recognized expert in Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the Old and New Testaments, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, Jesus research, and the Gospel of John. As director of Princeton's Dead Sea Scrolls Project, Dr. Charlesworth has worked on the computer-enhanced photographing and translating of the Qumran scrolls in order to make available for the first time both an accurate text and an English translation of these documents. He is the author or editor of nearly 50 books on the New Testament and its history.

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Tsunami767 More than 1 year ago
Author  spends waaaaaay too  much time in his methodology.   Explains his explanations.    The 5 different periods of historical review of  Christ.  It could have  been an interesting book to read, consider the subject matter,  he jus killed this books with justifications and how  ‘research works’.  Could  barely finish it, and I skipped lot’s of  it.