The Historical Figure of Jesus

The Historical Figure of Jesus

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140144994
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

“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

Table of Contents

Map of Palestine in the Time of Jesus
List of Abbreviations
Chronological Table
Preface
1. Introduction
2. An Outline of Jesus’ Life
3. Political Setting
4. Judaism as a Religion
5. External Sources
6. The Problems of the Primary Sources
7. Two Contexts
8. The Setting and Method of Jesus’ Ministry
9. The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry
10. Miracles
11. The Coming of the Kingdom
12. The Kingdom: Israel, Gentiles and Individuals
13. The Kingdom: Reversal of Values and Ethical Perfectionism
14. Contention and Opposition in Galilee
15. Jesus’ View of His Role in God’s Plan
16. Jesus’ Last Week
17. Epilogue: The Resurrection
Appendix I: Chronology
Appendix II: Jesus’ Disciples
Notes
Index of Passages
Index of Names and Subjects

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