Studying the Historical Jesus

Evaluations of the State of Current Research


This volume offers critical assessments of Life of Jesus research in the last generation, with special emphasis on work that is quite recent. It will introduce graduate students to the field and will provide the veteran scholar with current bibliography and discussion of the issues.
Topics treated include Jesus and Palestinian politics, Jesus tradition in Paul, Jesus in extracanonical Gospels, and Jesus' parables, miracles, death, and resurrection.
The contributors are among the most widely recognized and respected Life of Jesus scholars. They include Marcus J. Borg, James H. Charlesworth, James D.G. Dunn, Sean Freyne, Richard Horsley, and Helmut Koester.

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Bruce Chilton, Ph.D. (1976) in Divinity, Cambridge University (St. John's College) is Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard College. He is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism; his publications include The Isaiah Targum (Clark and Glazier, 1987) and The Temple of Jesus (Penn. State, 1992).
Craig A. Evans, Ph.D. (1983) in Religion, Claremont Graduate School, is Professor of Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada. He has published extensively on Jesus and the Gospels, including Life of Jesus Research: An Annotated Bibliography (Brill, 1989).
'This volume is the most comprehensive and current discussion of Jesus research in any language, and no NT scholar should be without access to it.’
Fred W. Burnett, Religious Studies Review, 1995.
'This is an exceptionally good excellent resource for teaching and research.'
Steve Moyise An Anglican Evangelical Journal for Theology and Mission, 1995.
' is a most useful book which will hopefully find its way, [...], into the libraries that should have it.'
Clive Marsh Theology, 1996.
'The contributors and editors together provide the advanced student and scholar with an exhaustive compendium of scholarly research.'
H.Alan Brehm, Southwestern Journal of Theology, 1996.
All those interested in Life of Jesus research, fi
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