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Honest to Jesus : Jesus for a new millennium

Author: Robert Walter Funk
Publisher: [San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1996.
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"In Honest to Jesus, Robert Funk, one of the preeminent biblical scholars of our time, embarks on a radical investigation into the transformation of Jesus the social rebel and iconoclast into Jesus the religious icon. Founder of the Jesus Seminar - the group of writers, philosophers, and theologians spearheading new research into the historical Jesus and the authenticity of the gospels - Funk has never before  Read more...
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Funk, Robert Walter, 1926-2005.
Honest to Jesus.
[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1996
(OCoLC)604942830
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christus; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Walter Funk
ISBN: 0060627573 9780060627577 0060627581 9780060627584
OCLC Number: 34967089
Notes: "A Polebridge Press book."
"A Tree clause book"--T.p. verso.
Description: ix, 342 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Return to Nazareth --
The gospel of Jesus --
The Jesus of the gospels.
Responsibility: Robert W. Funk.
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"In Honest to Jesus, Robert Funk, one of the preeminent biblical scholars of our time, embarks on a radical investigation into the transformation of Jesus the social rebel and iconoclast into Jesus the religious icon. Founder of the Jesus Seminar - the group of writers, philosophers, and theologians spearheading new research into the historical Jesus and the authenticity of the gospels - Funk has never before articulated his own bold and fearless vision of who Jesus truly was and how his legacy should be approached by the modern world." "Funk's investigation concludes with an explosive call to arms. In twenty-one theses, Funk articulates a revolutionary new vision of Jesus and Christianity for the next millennium. Freed from religious and political propaganda, liberated from the cobwebs of orthodoxy, this is a Jesus restored to the roles of social critic, dissident, and sage. Funk envisions a revitalized Christianity - shaped by history rather than orthodoxy and based not on the Christ of the creeds but on the teachings of Jesus in all their original power. Forthright, penetrating, and as radical as the mysterious figure it investigates, Honest to Jesus is a new classic in the debate over the search for the real Jesus and its implications for modern Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.

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by hytekswytek (WorldCat user on 2006-12-19)

The Jesus question -- From Nazareth to Nicea: how the iconoclast became the icon -- Barriers blocking the way -- The renewed quest: return to Nazareth -- Translation and text -- Testament: an orthodox bridge to the past -- The gospels -- The search for the rhetorical Jesus -- In the beginning was the parable -- Profligate and proper sons -- The gospel of Jesus -- The death of Jesus -- Domesticating the tradition and marketing the messiah -- Resurrection and return -- The divine child.

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Honest to Jesus

by D.Ingolfsland (WorldCat user published 2006-06-02) Poor Permalink
According to Funk, Christianity did not begin with Jesus of Nazareth, so it is the job of scholars to work back to the real Jesus from the orthodoxy which elevated Jesus to a god (31, 45). Funk’s historical methodology involves isolating bits of historical information—-which really means, ripping passages...
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