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Jesus Seminar and Responses to the Seminar
The Jesus Seminar
Scholars attempt to reach consensus on the historicity of Jesus as portrayed in the Gospels.
Critique of Jesus Seminar
Biblical responses to Jesus Seminar findings
The Historical Jesus by
Publication Date: 2003-09-01
Comprehensively detailing the sources for our knowledge of Jesus, Theissen and Merz fully explore the historical and social context of Jesus and his activity. They then unfold what we can know about Jesus' characteristics as a charismatic teacher, a Jewish prophet, a healer, a teller of parables and an ethical teacher. Finally, they examine closely the historical question surrounding Jesus' last supper, his violent death, the accounts of Easter, and the beginnings of Christology.
Jesus As a Figure in History, Second Edition by
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
This thoroughly revised edition of the best-selling textbook provides an in-depth survey of current historical Jesus studies. Beginning with a brief discussion of early Jesus-quest research and methodologies, Mark Allan Powell develops insightful overviews of some of the most influential participants in the field today, including Marcus Borg, Jon Dominic Crossan, John Meier, E. P. Sanders, and N. T. Wright. Powell has expanded his original work with completely new material to reflect the latest scholarship.
Jesus Two Thousand Years Later by
Publication Date: 2000-04-01
This latest volume in the Faith and Scholarship Colloquies series examines the history and impact of historical Jesus research. Weaver and Charlesworth have gathered an impressive array of voices in this engaging collection.John Dominic Crossan (Emeritus, DePaul) provides a fascinating tour of the development of historical Jesus research, exploring the debate that such research has sparked in the community of faith and offering his own proposals about the future of these studies. E.P. Sanders (Duke) lucidly discusses the methods scholars use to determine Show we know what we know about Jesus. Jewish scholar Amy-Jill Levine (Vanderbilt) engages in a lively consideration of the difficulties of applying the results of historical Jesus research to contemporary lives. Finally, James Charlesworth (Princeton) examines the sources and methods involved in Jesus research and offers a provocative outline of the results of such research.James H. Charlesworth teaches at Princeton Seminary and is the author of several books, including The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha and the New Testament (Trinity). Walter P. Weaver, Emeritus Professor of Religion at Florida Southern College, is the author of The Historical Jesus in the Twentieth Century, 1900-1950 (Trinity).For: Clergy; seminarians; undergraduate religious studies majors>
If This Be from Heaven by
Publication Date: 2001-04-01
This is both an introduction to the New Testament and a study of its writings in relation to Judaism. The aim is to explore both the clear Jewish roots of the New Testament and its incipient anti-Judaism. The first two chapters give an overview of Jewish life and religion in the Greco-Roman world with special attention to the various groups and schools, among which the Jesus movement originated. Another chapter focusses on the tradition of the words and deeds of Jesus, the enigmatic teacher from Nazareth. The rest of the book studies the range of New Testament writings in their varied attitude towards Judaism. The concluding chapter is about how Christians might handle anti-Jewish texts in their Bible.