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Theissen, Gerd

Overview
Works: 178 works in 926 publications in 12 languages and 14,787 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Introductions  Sermons  Sources  Conference proceedings  Commentaries  Biography  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Arranger, Interviewee, Honoree, Creator, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BR166, 232.908
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Most widely held works by Gerd Theissen
The social setting of Pauline Christianity : essays on Corinth by Gerd Theissen( Book )

58 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerd Theissen here assesses the social dimension of Christian faith and action as it emerges from the biblical texts themselves." "In Part I he concentrates on the Jesus tradition, including such topics as the wandering radicals, discipleship and the social uprooting in Jewish-Palestinian society of the first century, Jesus' temple prophecy, and the ideal of nonviolence." "Part II, studies on Pauline theology, includes discussion of soteriological symbolism, Christology, and the relation between Judaism and Christianity." "Also included are an overview of sociological research into the New Testament and ideas about a sociological theory of early Christianity."--Jacket
The historical Jesus : a comprehensive guide by Gerd Theissen( Book )

57 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensively detailing the sources for our knowledge of Jesus, Theissen and Merz fully explore the historical and social context of Jesus and his activity. They then unfold what we can know about Jesus' characteristics as a charismatic teacher, a Jewish prophet, a healer, a teller of parables and an ethical teacher. Finally, they examine closely the historical question surrounding Jesus' last supper, his violent death, the accounts of Easter, and the beginnings of Christology
The shadow of the Galilean : the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative form by Gerd Theissen( Book )

63 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, in narrative form, is an account of the activity of Jesus of Nazareth, scrupulously constructed so that it does not undercut the insights of New Testament scholarship. What makes it different from other such attempts is that Jesus never actually appears. What we find everywhere is his shadow, his effect. Such an approach avoids the usual pitfalls of the genre and lends this story attributed to a fictitious narrator an attraction, freshness, and power all its own. Tension and interest are maintained to the end, even for those sated with books about Jesus. Careful documentation in the footnotes shows how much of the narrative is based on ancient sources. --publisher
Sociology of early Palestinian Christianity by Gerd Theissen( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The religion of the earliest churches : creating a symbolic world by Gerd Theissen( Book )

60 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 8 languages and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Godsdiensthistorische beschrijving van het oerchristendom, waarbij het geloof, de cultus en de ethos worden verklaard vanuit de joodse achtergrond
The miracle stories of the early Christian tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

31 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in German and English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological aspects of Pauline theology by Gerd Theissen( Book )

22 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in German and English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical faith : an evolutionary approach by Gerd Theissen( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gospels in context : social and political history in the synoptic tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

12 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fortress introduction to the New Testament by Gerd Theissen( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All the main issues for reading the New Testament are covered in this exciting new introduction by one of the world's foremost biblical scholars
The social setting of Jesus and the Gospels( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What do the social sciences have to contribute to the study of Jesus and the Gospels? This is the fundamental question that these essays all address - from analyses of ancient economics to altered states of consciousness, politics, ritual, kinship, and labeling."--BOOK JACKET
The Bible and contemporary culture by Gerd Theissen( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and German and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why read the Bible? Gerd Theissen uses the wisdom gained from decades of teaching Bible instruction at a state university to address questions of the Bible's relevance in a postmodern, pluralistic society. He describes the core themes and enduring value of the biblical legacy for anyone seeking to be a well-informed, self-aware, and responsible citizen, and he commends the contributions the Bible can make to interreligious and secular conversation
The New Testament : history, literature, religion by Gerd Theissen( Book )

36 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title offers an introduction to the New Testament. It presents all the main issues in a straightforward manner, and covers questions relating to the New Testament's theology, history, and literature
The New Testament : a literary history by Gerd Theissen( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gerd Theissen takes up the problem of the emergence of the New Testament canon out of the wide variety of early Christian literature. Drawing from Max Weber's discussion of the evolution of religious organizations, Theissen describes the development of early Christian literature as a series of phases in the life of the movement: the charismatic, the pseudepigraphic, the functional, and the canonical" -- Publisher description
A critical faith : a case for religion by Gerd Theissen( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The open door : variations on biblical themes by Gerd Theissen( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quest for the plausible Jesus : the question of criteria by Gerd Theissen( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Should the dissimilarity between Jesus and early Christianity or between Jesus and Judaism be the central criteria for the historical Jesus? Gerd Theissen and Dagmar Winter argue that the criterion of dissimilarity does not do justice to the single most important result of more than two-hundred years of Jesus research: that the historical Jesus belongs to both Judaism and Christianity. The two authors propose a criterion of historical plausibility so that historical phenomenon under question can be considered authentic so long as it can be plausibly understood in its Jewish context and also facilitates a plausible explanation for its later effects in Christian history. This book is a cooperative project between Dagmar Winter and Gerd Theissen and represents the fruit of many years of their research on the historical Jesus
Lokalkolorit und Zeitgeschichte in den Evangelien : ein Beitrag zur Geschichte der synoptischen Tradition by Gerd Theissen( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first followers of Jesus : a sociological analysis of the earliest Christianity by Gerd Theissen( Book )

6 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Untersuchungen zum Hebräerbrief by Gerd Theissen( Book )

11 editions published in 1969 in German and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Dai ge de 1943-

Daigede 1943-

Gerd Theissen German theologian

Gerd Theissen teologo tedesco

Gerd Theissen théologien allemand

Taisen, G. 1943-

Taisen, Geruto 1943-

T'aissen, G. 1943-

T'aissen, K. 1943-

T'aissen, Kerŭt'ŭ 1943-

Tajsen, Gerd 1943-

Teisens, Gerds 1943-

Theißen, G. 1943-

Theißen, Gerd.

Theißen, Gerd 1943-...

Герд Тайсен

タイセン, G

タイセン, ゲルト

Languages
German (190)

English (185)

Spanish (24)

French (16)

Italian (12)

Dutch (7)

Danish (6)

Korean (4)

Japanese (3)

Portuguese (3)

Hungarian (2)

Czech (2)

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The historical Jesus : a comprehensive guideThe shadow of the Galilean : the quest of the historical Jesus in narrative formThe religion of the earliest churches : creating a symbolic worldPsychological aspects of Pauline theologyBiblical faith : an evolutionary approachThe gospels in context : social and political history in the synoptic traditionFortress introduction to the New TestamentThe social setting of Jesus and the Gospels