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The Historical Jesus in Recent Research

Edited by James D. G. Dunn and Scot McKnight

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The Historical Jesus in Recent Research

Edited by James D. G. Dunn and Scot McKnight

The past two or three decades have witnessed significant activity in research on the Jesus of the Gospels and history. In fact, there has been such a plethora of publication on such a wide variety of facets of this issue that it is difficult to keep pace with the rate of publication. In this volume, Dunn and McKnight have collected and provided introductions to a wide cross-section of essays on the topic, ranging from classic essays by the likes of Bultmann, Cadbury, and Schweitzer to the most recent investigations of Horsley, Levine, and Wright. This volume will be a very useful book for courses and seminars on Jesus or the historical Jesus, because it draws together in one place a wide variety of perspectives and approaches to the issues.

 

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The past two or three decades have witnessed significant activity in research on the Jesus of the Gospels and history. In fact, there has been such a plethora of publication on such a wide variety of facets of this issue that it is difficult to keep pace with the rate of publication. In this volume, Dunn and McKnight have collected and provided introductions to a wide cross-section of essays on the topic, ranging from classic essays by the likes of Bultmann, Cadbury, and Schweitzer to the most recent investigations of Horsley, Levine, and Wright. This volume will be a very useful book for courses and seminars on Jesus or the historical Jesus, because it draws together in one place a wide variety of perspectives and approaches to the issues.

Authors represented include: P. S. Alexander, D. C. Allison, P. W. Barnett, M. J. Borg, R. Bultmann, H. J. Cadbury, P. M. Casey, G. B. Caird, B. Chilton, C. E. B. Cranfield, J. D. G. Dunn, R. A. Horsley, J. Jeremias, M. Kähler, W. G. Kümmel, E. E. Lemcio, A.-J. Levine, G. Luedemann, J. P. Meier, B. F. Meyer, R. Morgan, J. A. T. Robinson, E. P. Sanders, A. Schweitzer, K. R. Snodgrass, G. N. Stanton, P. Stuhlmacher, G. Theissen, N. T. Wright.

Series Preface

Editors’ Preface

Abbreviations

Part 1 Classic Voices

Introduction (James D. G. Dunn)

Albert Schweitzer - The Solution of Thoroughgoing Eschatology

Rudolf Bultmann - View-Point and Method

Henry J. Cadbury - The Cause and Cure of Modernization

Martin Kähler - Against the Life-of-Jesus Movement

Part 2 Methodology

Introduction (James D. G. Dunn)

Rudolf Bultmann - “I”-Sayings

Joachim Jeremias - Characteristics of the Ipsissima Vox

Bruce Chilton - Regnum Dei Deus Est

John P. Meier - Criteria: How Do We Decide What Comes from Jesus?

Eugene E. Lemcio - The Past of Jesus in the Gospels

James D. G. Dunn - The Tradition

Part 3 Teachings of Jesus: God, Kingdom, Ethics, Parables, and Old Testament

Introduction (James D. G. Dunn)

W. G. Kümmel - The Pressing Imminence of the End

Joachim Jeremias - ’Abba as an Address to God

N. T. Wright - Kingdom Redefined: The Announcement

E. P. Sanders - Jesus and the First Table of the Jewish Law

Dale C. Allison, Jr. - The Allusive Jesus

Klyne R. Snodgrass - From Allegorizing to Allegorizing: A History of the Interpretation of the Parables of Jesus

Part 4 Jesus: Who Was He?

Introduction (Scot McKnight)

G. B. Caird - Jesus and the Jewish Nation

Richard A. Horsley - Abandoning the Unhistorical Quest for an Apolitical Jesus Marcus J. Borg - The Spirit-Filled Experience of Jesus

P. M. Casey - Son of Man

Peter Stuhlmacher - The Messianic Son of Man: Jesus’ Claim to Deity

Part 5 Jesus: Major Events

Introduction (Scot McKnight)

Gerd Theissen - The Historical Intention of Primitive Christian Miracle Stories

E. P. Sanders - Jesus and the Temple

C. E. B. Cranfield - The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Peter Stuhlmacher - Jesus’ Readiness to Suffer and His Understanding of His Death

Gerd Luedemann - The History and Nature of the Earliest Christian Belief in the Resurrection

Part 6 Jesus and Others

Introduction (Scot McKnight)

Ben F. Meyer - The Judgment and Salvation of Israel

P. W. Barnett - The Jewish Sign Prophets

James D. G. Dunn - Pharisees, Sinners, and Jesus

P. S. Alexander - Jesus and the Golden Rule

Amy-Jill Levine - The Word Becomes Flesh: Jesus, Gender, and Sexuality

Part 7 Conclusion

Conclusion (Scot McKnight)

Rudolf Bultmann - The Message of Jesus and the Problem of Mythology

G. N. Stanton - The Gospel Traditions and Early Christological Reflection

John A. T. Robinson - The Last Tabu? The Self-Consciousness of Jesus

Robert Morgan - The Historical Jesus and the Theology of the New Testament

Index of Authors

Index of Scripture

Index of Other Ancient Sources

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