I Believe in the Historical Jesus

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Regent College Publishing, 2001 - Religion - 288 pages
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Few would deny that a person named Jesus lived and died during the first century of this era. Yet opinions differ widely as to the reliability of the New Testament record of his life. In I Believe in the Historical Jesus, Marshall surveys the quest for the historical Jesus from the 19th century to the present, examines the methods used to extract historical information from the gospels, and investigates the role faith plays in a study of the life of Jesus. The gospel accounts of Jesus are reliable historically, not merely literary productions impossible to penetrate from an historical perspective, and Marshall's work is a ringing affirmation of belief in the historical Jesus. This edition includes a new epilogue and updated bibliography. I. Howard Marshall is Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Honorary Research Professor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he supervises postgraduate students in their theological studies. Professor Marshall's area of research has been Luke-Acts, the Pastoral Epistles and the theology of New Testament writers.
 

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Contents

The Rediscovery of Jesus
11
A Question of Definition
27
Faith and the Supernatural
53
Historical Jesus or Christ of Faith?
65
Faith and Historical Study
87
The Search for the Historical Jesus
109
The Nature of the Gospels
143
The Form of the Gospel Tradition
164
The History of the Gospel Tradition
180
The Historical Jesus
214
The Historic1 Jesus
238
Epilogue
248
Bibliography
273
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Page 12 - I do indeed think that we can now know almost nothing concerning the life and personality of Jesus, since the early Christian sources show no interest in either, are moreover fragmentary and often legendary; and other sources about Jesus do not exist.
Page 21 - This is the heir; let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.' 15And they cast him out of the vineyard and killed him. What then will the owner of the vineyard do to them? "'He will come and destroy those tenants, and give the vineyard to others.
Page 20 - you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power,' and 'coming with the clouds of heaven.
Page 22 - But the Lord was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.
Page 21 - But those tenants said to one another, "This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.
Page 22 - And the keeper of the prison committed to Joseph's hand all the prisoners that were in the prison; and whatsoever they did there, he was the doer of it. The keeper of the prison looked not to any thing that was under his hand; because the Lord was with him, and that which he did, the Lord made it to prosper.

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