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Riesner, Rainer 1950-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 160 publications in 2 languages and 2,132 library holdings
Genres: Chronology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  History  Commentaries 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: BS2506, 225.92
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Most widely held works by Rainer Riesner
Paul's early period : chronology, mission strategy, theology by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Riesner contends (and rightly so) that the interpreter's view of the chronology of the early church will influence how the interpreter understands the theology of the early church. With this thought in mind, Riesner seeks to define, with as much supporting evidence as possible, the early chronology of the church, which is essentially a chronology of the early ministry of the Apostle Paul. Riesner begins by surveying contemporary scholarship's contributions (and confusions) over the chronology of Paul's ministry. Two groups in scholarship emerge. One group suggests that Acts is essential to developing a correct chronology of Paul's ministry. Acts is able to do so, since it is essentially accurate in historical details. A second group tries to do with Acts, since Acts (in their view) is essential inaccurate concerning historical details. Riesner points out that nearly everyone depends, at least at some point, upon details in Acts. Riesner recognizes a problem in the chronologies proposed in the literature he surveys: often one or two 'absolute dates' are given, and the rest of the chronological details follow from those few established dates. In the next section Riesner seeks to go point-by-point through a chronology of the early ministry of Paul, discussion the evidence at each point for particular events in Paul's life and ministry. He is wary not to merely fit a date into a chronological scheme without providing good support for that date independent of other chronological markers (if possible). Riesner interacts with both conservative and non-conservative literature. The bibliography is massive (80 pages, with approximately 30 sources per page!), and footnotes in the volume indicate that Riesner is, indeed, familiar with the literature. Riesner contends (and rightly so) that the interpreter's view of the chronology of the early church will influence how the interpreter understands the theology of the early church. With this thought in mind, Riesner seeks to define, with as much supporting evidence as possible, the early chronology of the church, which is essentially a chronology of the early ministry of the Apostle Paul. He acknowledges that Acts must be used as an historical source for reaching conclusions concerning a chronology for Paul's ministry. As one example where he isn't afraid to reach a conclusion typically reserved for conservatives, Riesner accepts the South Galatian view for the destination of the letter to the Galatians. In this review's opinion, Riesner has admirably accomplished his purpose. He has constructed a well-supported chronology of Paul's early ministry. This work is only for the serious student or scholar-it is not light reading! Riesner expects that the student knows Greek and other languages, though the work can be read profitably by English-only students. This work is a must-read for New Testament professors and any seminary students doing work on the chronology of Paul's ministry" -- Amazon.com
Jesus, Qumran, and the Vatican : clarifications by Otto Betz ( Book )
11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Did the Vatican suppress the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls? Why has there been such a delay in making them public? Do they radically call into question the Christian understanding of Jesus? These and many other issues have been raised in several recent popular books, along with charges of fraud, deceit, and cover-ups. In Jesus, Qumran and the Vatican two Protestant scholars examine these issues and more, producing an account of the present state of research on the scrolls and of the meaning and implications of the scrolls for the study of Christianity. --From publisher's description
Jesus als Lehrer : eine Untersuchung zum Ursprung der Evangelien-Überlieferung by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
28 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in German and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Frühzeit des Apostels Paulus : Studien zur Chronologie, Missionsstrategie und Theologie by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
10 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in German and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesus, Qumran und der Vatikan : Klarstellungen by Otto Betz ( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Paths of the Messiah and sites of the early church from Galilee to Jerusalem : Jesus and Jewish Christianity in light of archaeological discoveries by Bargil Pixner ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emmaus in Judäa : Geschichte, Exegese, Archäologie by Karl-Heinz Fleckenstein ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essener und Urgemeinde in Jerusalem : neue Funde und Quellen by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bethanien jenseits des Jordan : Topographie und Theologie im Johannes-Evangelium by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blutzeuge Tod und Grab des Petrus in Rom by Christian Gnilka ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das Geheimnis von Qumran : wiederentdeckte Lieder und Gebete by Georg Molin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wege des Messias und Stätten der Urkirche : Jesus und das Judenchristentum im Licht neuer archäologischer Erkenntnisse by Bargil Pixner ( Book )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in German and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Formen gemeinsamen Lebens im Neuen Testament und heute by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1984 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jerusalem : Ausgrabungen in der Heiligen Stadt by Hanna Blok ( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der Prozess Jesu im Licht jüdischer Quellen by Otto Betz ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Apostolischer Gemeindebau : die Herausforderung der paulinischen Gemeinden by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
3 editions published in 1978 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jesus, der Christus : 8 Aufsätze by Adolf von Schlatter ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biblische Archäologie und Zeitgeschichte ( )
in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neue Konzepte zur Berechnung komplexer stochastischer Regelsysteme by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Handeln aus dem Geist : zwölf Thesen zu Römer 12 by Rainer Riesner ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Riesner, Jörg Rainer 1950-
Riesner, R. 1950-
リースナー, ライナー
Languages
German (100)
English (19)
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