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The real Jesus : the misguided quest for the historical Jesus and the truth of the traditional Gospels

Author: Luke Timothy Johnson
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Powerfully challenging the scholarship of the media-hungry Jesus Seminar, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson argues that Christian faith is founded not upon a historical Jesus that scholarship can reconstruct, but on the resurrected Jesus proclaimed by the New Testament and Christian tradition. He states, "The real Jesus is not simply a figure of the past but very much and above all a figure of  Read more...
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Johnson, Luke Timothy.
Real Jesus.
[San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1996
(OCoLC)604485139
Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Robert W Funk; Jesus Christus.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Timothy Johnson
ISBN: 0060641770 9780060641771 0060641665 9780060641665
OCLC Number: 32625131
Notes: Includes index.
Description: vii, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The good news and the nightly news --
History challenging faith --
Cultural confusion and collusion --
The limitations of history --
What's historical about Jesus? --
The real Jesus and the Gospels --
Epilogue : critical scholarship and the church.
Responsibility: Luke Timothy Johnson.
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"Powerfully challenging the scholarship of the media-hungry Jesus Seminar, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson argues that Christian faith is founded not upon a historical Jesus that scholarship can reconstruct, but on the resurrected Jesus proclaimed by the New Testament and Christian tradition. He states, "The real Jesus is not simply a figure of the past but very much and above all a figure of the present." Provocative and timely, The Real Jesus exposes the fundamentally misguided quest for the historical Jesus by the Jesus Seminaractually a small group of mostly marginal scholars - and by such scholars as John Dominic Crossan, Burton Mack, and Marcus Borg."--Jacket.

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by D.Ingolfsland (WorldCat user published 2006-06-02) Excellent Permalink
In “The Real Jesus” Johnson critiques the “Jesus Seminar,” describing them as a group of scholars who used a biased process in a social mission against traditional Christianity, and who were selected on the basis of agreement with certain goals and methods (2-6). Johnson also critiques numerous books...
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