Whose Historical Jesus?

Whose Historical Jesus?

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The figure of Jesus has fascinated Western civilization for centuries. As the year 2000 approaches, eliciting connections with Jesusa€™ birth and return, excitement grows a€” as does the number of studies about Jesus. Cutting through this mass of material, Whose Historical Jesus? provides a collection of penetrating, jargon-free, intelligently organized essays that convey well both the centrality and the complexity of deciphering the historical Jesus. Contributors include such eminent scholars as John Dominic Crossan, Burton L. Mack, SeAin Freyne and Peter Richardson. Essays range from traditional to modern and postmodern and address both recent and enduring concerns. Introductions and reflections augment these lucid essays, provide context and help the reader focus on the issues at stake. Whose Historical Jesus? will be of interest to all who wish to understand the current controversies and historical debates, who want insightful critiques of those views or who would like guidance on the direction of future studies.Lengthy texts such as the Manual of Discipline, the Damascus Document, the War Scroll and especially the Thanksgiving Hymns depict the ... Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, 1989), 408-26; Sanders, Judaism, 368-69; Jesus and Judaism, 77-119; Devorah Dimant, ... G. Stroumsa, eds., Messiah and Christos: Studies in the Jewish Origins of Christianity (Tiibingen: J. C. B. Mohr, 1992), 31-51.

Title:Whose Historical Jesus?
Author:William E. Arnal, Michel Desjardins
Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press - 2010-10-30


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