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Jesus Research
An International Perspective

POD; Published: 9/15/2009
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6353-9
Price: $ 36.50
330 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Scholars represent Jesus in his historical Jewish setting.

Written by a select group of internationally renowned scholars, this volume authoritatively assesses the present state of historical-Jesus research. The book examines different aspects of Jesus' life and thought in his historical and geographical setting and within his religious and cultural context, also suggesting what we may learn from Jesus' teachings.

Arising from the first Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research, held in the spring of 2005 in Prague, this comprehensive collection from the luminaries in this area of research provides a much-needed focus on the issues involved with seeking to re-create Jesus in his world.

  • James H. Charlesworth
  • Carsten Claussen
  • Craig Evans
  • Klaus Haacker
  • Tom Holmén
  • Rudolf Hoppe
  • Ulrich Luz
  • Petr Pokorny
  • Stanley E. Porter
  • Jens Schröter
  • Gerd Theissen
  • Michael Wolter
    "This collection of essays (from the first Princeton-Prague Symposium on Jesus Research in 2005) assesses the present state of historical-Jesus research. . . . The contributors concur that a sketch of Jesus is beginning to appear that is both increasingly reliable, historically, and helpful, theologically."
    Review of Biblical Literature
    "The participants of the Prague symposium concur that Jesus' life and message should be studied within Second Temple Judaism. At the same time, they are aware that the convictions and theology of the postresurrection period have influenced the Gospels in their rendering of the traditions from and about Jesus. . . . The aim of Jesus research is to clarify which interpretation of Jesus can be reconciled with the primary source material and which cannot. On this basis, a sketch of Jesus is beginning to appear. Further studies along this avenue are welcome."
    Trinity Journal
    "Regardless of whether one agrees with all or even most of the conclusions reached in this volume, when coupled with future volumes by the Princeton-Prague symposia, this volume will be a helpful tool for both scholars and students engaged in Jesus research."