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the earthly ‘historicalJesus and the divinely-exalted Jesus of early Christian devotion, and also the major turning-point in the way he featured in the religious life of his followers thereafter. By all accounts, the conviction that Jesus has been raised from death and given glory was the initial

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Paul Foster

Introduction The issues surrounding historical Jesus research are legion. The discipline has been stratified into discrete phases. 1 The criteria for determining the authenticity of events, 2 or words of Jesus, 3 have undergone extensive discussion and refinement. The so-called new quest

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Jordan J. Ryan

The landscape of historical Jesus research has shifted dramatically in the last few years. We are at an exciting and fruitful juncture in the history of research. Our discipline’s methodological foundations in form criticism and the criteria of authenticity have been shaken if not razed

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: John Meier

D ID THE H ISTORICAL J ESUS P ROHIBIT A LL O ATHS ? P ART 1 John P. Meier University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, IN, USA meier.10@nd.edu A BSTRACT The total prohibition of oaths (Mt. 5.34-37) come from the historical Jesus. The criterion of discontinuity argues that there is no parallel to Jesus

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus

It is quite common for new studies on the historical Jesus to begin with the story of Jesus ‘Quests’. This intellectual history typically begins with Reimarus or Lessing, discusses the impacts of Schweitzer, Kähler, Bultmann (the ‘No Quest’ years), and Käsemann (the ‘New Quest’), and eventually

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Author: Alan Segal

and then evaluates the film under three rubrics: (1) artistic and religious merit, (2) historical accuracy, and (3) anti-Semitism. The relationship between these two films and the problem of the historical Jesus is investigated. Key Words: The Passion of the Christ , Mel Gibson, The Gospel of John

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Scholars and students have long awaited such a volume, which provides direct access to the classic writers on the Historical Jesus, allowing them to speak in their own words. This volume brings together, in English translation, substantial extracts from the key works in Jesus studies. Includes substantial quotations in English from Troeltsch, Schweitzer, Wrede, Kähler, Bultmann, Käsemann and others. The selections are accompanied by brief introductions to each writer with helpful summaries of the works from which extracts are taken.
Author: Dale C. Allison

not that the recent discouraging news about memory is the one obstacle we must get around if we are to make it to the historical Jesus. My point rather was that the bad news about memory seems to be one more obstacle in the way. 11 (3) According to Bauckham, “In Allison’s understanding, the fraility

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus
Jesus in History, Culture and Media
The Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus provides an international forum for the academic discussion of Jesus within his first-century context. The journal is accessible to all who are interested in how this complex topic has been addressed in the past and how it is approached today. The journal investigates the social, cultural and historical context in which Jesus lived, discusses methodological issues surrounding the reconstruction of the historical Jesus, examines the history of research on Jesus, and explores how the life of Jesus has been portrayed in historiographical reception and other media. The Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus presents articles and book reviews discussing the latest developments in academic research in order to shed new light on Jesus and his world.

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Author: Morten Jensen

heated debate about the cultural and socio-economic setting of the historical Jesus. Interest centres in particular on Herod Antipas’ impact on the region’s socio-economic stability. Was he good or bad news for the ordinary rural peasant population, and did his urbanization pro- gramme critically impact

In: Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus