Historical Figure of Jesus
Moving beyond the certainties about Jesus' historical context, principal teachings, activities, and followers, Sanders offers a fresh, enlightening approach and "provides a generally convincing picture of the real Jesus, set within the world of Palestinian Judaism" (Geza Vermes, author of...
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Moving beyond the certainties about Jesus' historical context, principal teachings, activities, and followers, Sanders offers a fresh, enlightening approach and "provides a generally convincing picture of the real Jesus, set within the world of Palestinian Judaism" (Geza Vermes, author of The Religion of Jesus the Jew).
"Provocative and readable...A remarkable achievement."-Jaroslav Pelikan, Yale Univ. "No one in our generation is more broadly and deeply prepared than Sanders to tackle the daunting array of problems confronting the historical Jesus. This book will become the standard against which future reconstruction of the historical Jesus of Nazareth will be compared."-David Dungan, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. "For Professor Sanders, Jesus is a well-authenticated figure about whom we know a surprisingly large amount. He is particularly succesful in unraveling the complex business of New Testament chronology. - He then takes us step by step through Jesus' career, pausing to look in detail at the more notable problems, such as the miracles, Jesus' followers, his opponents, his last week in Jerusalem, his trial, execution and the Resurrection. - I shall keep this valuable book handy on my shelves, and use its expertise and logic to confute irrtating sceptics." -Paul Johnson in the Sunday Telegraph
This is a biography of the historical figure of Jesus. The book studies the relationship between Judaism and Christianity, distinguishing the certain from the improbable, and assessing the historical and religious context of Christ's time. The spread of Christianity is also discussed.
E. P. Sanders (b. 1937) was Arts and Sciences Professor of Religion at Duke University from 1990 until he retired in 2005. His field of special interest is Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman world. He wrote a ground-breaking book called Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977) that has changed the face of modern Pauline Scholarship. He is also a main proponent of the 'New Perspective on Paul'. - theopedia.com accessed 22/09/2015
- :the Historical Figure Of Jesus - E.p. Sanders Map Of Palestine In The Time Of Jesus<br>list Of Abbreviations<br>chronological Table<br>preface<br>1. Introduction<br>2. An Outline Of Jesus' Life<br>3. Political Setting<br>4. Judaism As A Religion<br>5. External Sources<br>6. The Problems Of The Primary Sources<br>7. Two Contexts<br>8. The Setting And Method Of Jesus' Ministry<br>9. The Beginning Of Jesus' Ministry<br>10. Miracles<br>11. The Coming Of The Kingdom<br>12. The Kingdom: Israel, Gentiles And Individuals<br>13. The Kingdom: Reversal Of Values And Ethical Perfectionism<br>14. Contention And Opposition In Galilee<br>15. Jesus' View Of His Role In God's Plan<br>16. Jesus' Last Week<br>17. Epilogue: The Resurrection<br>appendix I: Chronology<br>appendix Ii: Jesus' Disciples<br>notes<br>index Of Passages<br>index Of Names And Subjects