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A scandalous Jesus : how three historic quests changed theology for the better

Author: Joseph A Bessler
Publisher: Salem, Oregon : Polebridge Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First [edition]View all editions and formats
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph A Bessler
ISBN: 9781598151220 1598151223
OCLC Number: 833630121
Description: x, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: PART I : THE FIRST QUEST --
Why the first quest for the historical Jesus? --
Locke, Hume, and the shifting loyalties of reason --
Jefferson's Jesus and the religious conflicts of a new civil society --
Reimarus and the critique of ecclesiastical power --
Lessing and the public staging of the Reimarus fragments --
Strauss, Jesus, and the scandal of democracy --
Schweitzer and the scandal of liberal theology --
PART II : THE NEW QUEST. The Christian retreat from public life --
Avoiding scandal : the new quest --
The new quest and the changing voices of theology --
PART III : THE RENEWED QUEST. The turn to language in biblical studies and theology --
The Jesus seminar and the renewed quest for a public Jesus --
Beyond belief : re-imagining faith.
Responsibility: Joseph A. Bessler.

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