The Quest of the Historical Jesus (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 562 pages
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A monument in historical Jesus studies In this revised translation and retrieval of the full text of the revised German edition, Schweitzer describes and critiques eighteenth and nineteenth century attempts at retrieving the "Jesus of history" and stands at the crossroads of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to bring closure to the former, and to open the latter for New Testament scholarship. Schweitzer saw the problems of historiography, theology, and politics in the ways the issues were formulated - and the answers proposed - and refocused attention on Jesus' "eschatology" in a way abandoned by his predecessors. Issues of the messianic secret, the nature of the kingdom of God, and Jesus' mission are addressed. Because of the new invigorated study of Jesus in his first-century context, informed readers will desire Schweitzer as a reference point for the mistakes of the past and the possibilitites of new directions.
  

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User Review  - Zacharygs - Goodreads

Really just about as good as had been told. Some of the endless accounting for previous scholarship was a little boring, but his conclusions and interactions with them are often witty and intriguing ... Read full review

Review: The Quest of the Historical Jesus

User Review  - G0thamite - Goodreads

Great review of the "historical Jesus studies movement" from the Enlightenment till Schweitzer's time. A must read for anyone interested in how the major figures of this movement interpreted the text - their presuppositions and conclusions. Goes into great detail on the main interpreters. Read full review

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Contents

The Problem
3
Hermann Samuel Reimarus
14
The Lives of Jesus of Earlier Rationalism
27
The Earliest Imaginative Lives of Jesus
37
Fully Developed Rationalism Paulus
47
The Last Phase of Rationalism Hase and Schleiermacher
56
David Friedrich Strauss The Man and his Fate
65
Strausss First Life of Jesus
74
The Eschatological Question
190
Against Eschatology
202
Aramaic Rabbinic Buddhist
221
The Quest of the Historical Jesus at the End of the Nineteenth Century
264
The Criticism of the Modern Historical View by Wrede and Thoroughgoing Eschatology
296
Description and Criticism of Wredes Hypothesis
303
The Solution of Thoroughgoing Eschatology
315
The Most Recent Disputing of the Historicity of Jesus
355

Strausss Opponents and Supporters
91
The Markan Hypothesis
110
Bruno Bauer
124
Further Imaginative Lives of Jesus
143
Renan
158
The Liberal Lives of Jesus
168
The Debate about the Historicity of Jesus
391
1907 to 1912
437
Conclusion
478
Notes
488
Index
555
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