Jesus Justice And The Reign Of God / Edition 1

Jesus Justice And The Reign Of God / Edition 1

by William R. Herzog, Newman
ISBN-10:
0664256767
ISBN-13:
9780664256760
Pub. Date:
11/01/1999
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
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Overview

Jesus Justice And The Reign Of God / Edition 1

By building on his view of Jesus first developed in Parables as Subversive Speech, William Herzog II argues that Jesus is intensely interested in the social, political, and economic well-being of humanity. He examines the conflict stories, exorcisms/healings, and the passion narrative to develop his thesis and, in the final chapter, he interprets the resurrection in light of this viewpoint.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664256760
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Abbreviationsxiv
Part 1.The Continuing Quest for the Historical Jesus
1.The "Third Quest" in Context3
1906: The Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Discovery of the Apocalyptic Jesus4
1906-1953: The Abandoned Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Search for the Kerygma of the Early Church8
1953-1970: The New Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Discovery of the Existentialist Jesus12
1970-Present: The Third Quest for the Historical Jesus, Diverse Methods, and a Fragmented Synthesis18
Conclusion33
2.Models and Methods in the Quest for the Historical Jesus34
The Jesus of the Gaps34
The Search for Criteria and Method36
A Part of the Whole Jesus42
The Rejection of the Misguided Quest44
Conclusion: The Necessity of the Continuing Quest46
3.Prophet of the Justice of the Reign of God: An Approach to the Historical Jesus47
Jesus as a Prophet in the Gospels47
Prophets in the Sayings of Jesus and the Gospel Traditions49
Types of Prophets in the Second Temple Era and Time of Jesus51
Israel's Prophetic Tradition in Historical Perspective60
Jesus as Prophet of the Justice of the Reign of God63
Conclusion70
Part 2.Jesus of Nazareth: A Contextual Approach
4.The Search for a Usable Context: Biblical Criticism and the Historical Jesus72
The Problem of Defining Context72
Form Criticism and the "Setting in Life"73
Redaction Criticism and the Context of the Evangelist80
Literary Criticisms and Narrative Worlds83
The Use of the Social Sciences and the Question of Context86
Conclusion89
5.The Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Quest for the Historical Galilee: Jesus in the World of Agrarian Societies, Aristocratic Empires, and Colonized Peoples90
Advanced Agrarian Societies and Aristocratic Empires90
The Two Faces of Colonial Occupation: Local Aristocracies and Client Kingship102
Part 3.Jesus the Prophet and the Praxis of the Justice of the Reign of God: Conflicts in Context
6."Something Greater than the Temple Is Here": Subverting the "Cave of Social Bandits"111
A Reading of the Temple Incident111
The Role of the Temple in Agrarian Societies and Aristocratic Empires: Legitimizing the Powers That Be112
Jesus and the Temple123
Conclusion143
7."What Is Written? How Do You Read?" The Torah: Debt, Purity, and Social Control144
The Quest for the Historical Synagogue144
Who Were the Pharisees?147
The Great Tradition and the Little Tradition149
Jesus and the Torah155
8.Resistance and Conflict: Jesus' Healings and Debates168
"The Weightier Matters of the Torah" (Matt. 23:23)168
Conclusion190
9.The Temple, the Land, and the Reign of God191
The Land and the Temple: An Indissoluble Bond?191
Conclusion216
Part 4.O Jerusalem, Jerusalem: The "Show Trial" in Jerusalem
10.The "Show Trial" in Jerusalem: "Why? What Evil Has He Done?"218
The Rap Sheet on Jesus218
The Show Trial in Jerusalem240
Conclusion245
11.A Concluding Unhistorical Postscript247
Why Seek the Living among the Dead?247
Jesus and Christology251
Conclusion255
Notes257
Bibliography291
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources311

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