The Historical Figure of Jesus

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Penguin UK, Nov 30, 1995 - Religion - 352 pages
A biography of the historical figure of Jesus. The book studies the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, distinguishing the certain from the improbable, and assessing the historical and religious context of Christ's time. The spread of Christianity is also discussed.

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User Review  - StephenBarkley - LibraryThing

Sanders made a name for himself (and virtually launched the New Perspective on Paul) with his 1977 classic, Paul and Palestinian Judaism. In The Historical Figure of Jesus, he brings his immense ... Read full review

Excellent Analysis From An Historian's Perspective

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Let me dispense first with the negative. The book offers little new by way of reconstruction of historical certitudes concerning Jesus of Nazareth. That said, I commend the author, a capable scholar ... Read full review


Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus List of Abbreviations Preface
An Outline of Jesus Life
Political Setting
Judaism as a Religion 5 External Sources
The Problems of the Primary Sources
Two Contexts
The Setting and Method of Jesus Ministry
The Coming of the Kingdom
Israel Gentiles and Individuals
Reversal of Values and Ethical Perfectionism
Contention and Opposition in Galilee
Jesus View of His Role in Gods Plan
Jesus Last Week
The Resurrection
Jesus Disciples

The Beginning of Jesus Ministry
Chronological Table

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Ed Sanders was a Professor of Religion at Duke University until 2005. His other works include Paul and Jesus and Judaism.

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