Jesus remains a popular figure in contemporary culture and Allison remains one of our best interpreters. He speaks around the country in a variety of venues on matters related to the study of the Historical Jesus. In his new book,...
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Jesus remains a popular figure in contemporary culture and Allison remains one of our best interpreters. He speaks around the country in a variety of venues on matters related to the study of the Historical Jesus. In his new book, he focuses on the historical Jesus and eschatology, concluding that the Jesus was not a Hellenistic wonder worker or teacher of pious morality but an apocalyptic prophet. In an opening chapter that is worth the price of admission, Allison astutely and engagingly captures the history of the search for the historical Jesus. He observes that many contemporary readings of Jesus shift the focus away from traditional theological, Christological, and eschatological concerns. In provocative fashion, He takes on not only the Jesus Seminar but also other Jesus interpreters such as N.T. Wright and Marcus Borg.
Examines the history of the search for the Historical Jesus and argues that Jesus was an apocalyptic prophet.>
Dale C. Allison Jr. (Ph.D., Duke University) is the Errett M. Grable Professor of New Testament Exegesis and Early Christianity at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. His recent books include Constructing Jesus: Memory, Imagination, and History; Resurrecting Jesus:The Earliest Christian Tradition and Its Interpreters; Studies in Matthew: Interpretation Past and Present; and The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus. He is ;lso the author (with W. D. Davies) of the three-volume work on Matthew in the International Critical Commentary series, as well as the volume on James
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- Preface; 1. Secularizing Jesus; 2. The Problem Of Audience; 3. The Problem Of Gehenna Excursus I: Percy Bysshe Shelley And The Historical Jesus; 4. Apocalyptic, Polemic, Apologetics; 5. Torah, Urzeit, Endzeit; 6. Resurrecting Jesus Excursus Ii: Joseph Of Arimathea Excursus Iii: The Disciples And Bereavement; Index Of Scripture; Index Of Modern Names.