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Key Events in the Life of the Historical Jesus
A Collaborative Exploration of Context and Coherence
POD; Published: 11/16/2010
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6613-4
Price: $ 71.50
949 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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Written by a team of internationally respected evangelical scholars, this book uses a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method to examine twelve key episodes in the life of Jesus. Focusing on six events from Jesus' ministry at large and six from his climactic activity in Jerusalem, the authors together probe into Jesus' life and work, from his baptism by John in the Jordan to the claim of his resurrection through the empty tomb and appearance accounts.

Each essay examines the case for a particular event's authenticity, explores the social and cultural background to provide a better understanding of its historical significance, and looks at how it can help shape our overall understanding of who Jesus was and what he did.

Though each chapter is the work of a single author, all of these essays, emerging from a decade-long collaborative research project, have been shaped and strengthened by stimulating discussion and debate among this remarkable group of historical Jesus s c h o l a r s . < br>
  • Craig L. Blomberg
  • Darrell L. Bock
  • Craig A. Evans
  • Donald A. Hagner
  • Brent Kinman
  • I. Howard Marshall
  • Scot McKnight
  • Grant R. Osborne
  • Klyne R. Snodgrass
  • Robert L. Webb
  • Michael J. Wilkins
Stone-Campbell Journal
"A thorough and comprehensive presentation of historical Jesus scholarship."
Choice (American Library Association)
"Well-indexed, well documented, and meticulously researched. It provides a historically credible picture of the Jesus of history. . . . Essential."
Biblical Theological Bulletin
"A significant contribution to the ongoing quest for the historical Jesus."
Southwestern Journal of Theology
"A helpful volume for everyone interested in this field of study, from the student to the scholar."
Religious Studies Review
"Highly recommended."
Trinity Journal
"A welcome contribution . . . . The book will rank among important works on the historical Jesus for years to come."