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The historical Jesus : a comprehensive guide

Author: Gerd Theissen; Annette Merz
Publisher: Minneapolis : Fortress Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography Sources
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Named Person: Jesus Christ; Jesus Christ; Jésus-Christ; Jésus-Christ
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Theissen; Annette Merz
ISBN: 0800631234 9780800631239 0800631226 9780800631222
OCLC Number: 38590348
Language Note: Translated from the German.
Description: xxix, 642 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The quest of the historical Jesus --
Christian sources about Jesus --
The Non-Christian sources about Jesus --
The evaluation of the sources: historical scepticism and the study of Jesus --
The historical and religious framework of the life of Jesus --
The chronological framework of the life of Jesus --
The geographical and social framework of the life of Jesus --
Jesus as a charismatic: Jesus and his social relationships --
Jesus as prophet: Jesus' eschatology --
Jesus as healer: the miracles of Jesus --
Jesus as poet: the parables of Jesus --
Jesus as teacher: the ethics of Jesus --
Jesus as the founder of a cult: the last supper and the primitive Christian Eucharist --
Jesus as martyr: the passion of Jesus --
The risen Jesus: Easter and its interpretations --
The historical Jesus and the beginnings of christology --
Retrospect: a short life of Jesus.
Other Titles: Historische Jesus.
Responsibility: Gerd Theissen and Annette Merz ; [translated by John Bowden from the German].

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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.

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