Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research

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Bruce David Chilton, Craig Alan Evans
BRILL, 1998 - Religion - 611 pages
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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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Contents

MARCUS J BORG
9
Major Trends and Interpretive Issues in the Study of Jesus
33
SEAN FREYNE
75
STANLEY E PORTER
123
G DUNN
155
WEBB
179
BLOMBERG
231
BRUCE CHILTON
244
BEN F MEYER
337
The Miracles of Jesus
353
RICHARD A HORSLEY
395
PHEME PERKINS
423
Jesus in NonChristian Sources
443
JAMES H CHARLESWORTH and CRAIG A EVANS
479
Index of Ancient Writings
567
Index of Modern Authors
597

BRUCE CHILTON and CRAIG A EVANS
281

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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).