The Radboud Prestige Lectures in New Testament 2010 were presented by Prof. Michael Wolter (University of Bonn). His prestige lecture was entitled: ‘Which is the real Jesus?’. In this lecture he challenged many of the current views within the historical Jesus research by critically evaluating the approaches in various categories. Afterwards this lecture was presented to a variety of scholars from different disciplines who approach the problem from their particular perspectives, thus bringing a rich texture of insights, apart from engaging critically with Wolter’s views. Thus one can appreciate the role the quest for the historical Jesus plays within a wider framework. This resulted in interesting articles that not only deal with historical, but also with philosophical and hermeneutical issues.
Jan van der Watt, D.D., D.Litt, is Professor of New Testament at Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). He published several books and numerous articles and is General editor of RBL, Area editor of EBR and Senior editor of Oxford Dictionary of the Bible and Ethics.
Michael Wolter, Dr. Theol, Dr. Theol Habil. (1950) is professor of New Testament at the University of Bonn, Germany. He published major monographs and numerous articles on Paul and Luke, as well as on the ethics of the New Testament. He is also Honorary professor of the University of Pretoria (South Africa).
New Testament as well as systematic theology scholars interested in the question of the historicity of Jesus of Nazareth.