Whose Historical Jesus?

by William E. Arnal, Michel Desjardins

Series: Studies in Christianity and Judaism (No. 7)

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  • 0889208948
  • 9780889202955
  • 9780889208940
  • 9780889203846

The figure of Jesus has fascinated Western civilization for centuries. As the year 2000 approaches, eliciting connections with Jesus’ birth and return, excitement grows — 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, Seán 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.


Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0889208948
  • 9780889202955
  • 9780889208940
  • 9780889203846

In The Press

"There is hardly an unworthy essay in the lot and I should expect that Whose Historical Jesus? will soon win a place of distinction in the bibliography of historical Jesus scholarship. It is to the credit of the editors and contributors that the essays form a genuine conversation that is courteous, learned, and unmarked by the rancour that sometimes infects this field."

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0889208948
  • 9780889202955
  • 9780889208940
  • 9780889203846