The Quest of the Historical Jesus

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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  - Arthur George - Goodreads

This book is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the issues of the historical Jesus arising from the gospels, which issues are many and substantial. Schweitzer discusses the research ... Read full review

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User Review  - Shauna - Goodreads

This is a intricately detailed and intelligent book. It is already begging for a "re-reading" to catch details I may have missed before. A must read for anyone with interests in theology, and theological history. 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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