New Perspective on Jesus What the Quest for the Historical Jesus Missed

ISBN-10: 0801027101
ISBN-13: 9780801027109
Edition: 2005
Authors: James D. G. Dunn
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Description: In this compelling study, renowned author James D. G. Dunn provides a critique of the quest for the historical Jesus. Dunn claims that the quest has been misguided from the start in its attempt to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of  More...

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 3/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 136
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

In this compelling study, renowned author James D. G. Dunn provides a critique of the quest for the historical Jesus. Dunn claims that the quest has been misguided from the start in its attempt to separate the historical Jesus from the Christ of faith.Dunn argues that Jesus scholars have consistently failed to recognize how the early disciples' pre-Easter faith and a predominantly oral culture shaped the way the stories about Jesus were told and passed on. Dunn also examines the implications of oral transmission for our understanding of Synoptic relationships.A New Perspective on Jesus proposes a change in direction for Jesus scholarship. It will be of interest to pastors, church leaders, students, and thoughtful laypersons wanting a fresh perspective on Jesus studies.

The first faith : when did faith become a factor in the Jesus tradition?
Behind the gospels : what it meant to remember Jesus in the earliest days
The characteristic Jesus : from atomistic exegesis to consistent emphases
Altering the default setting : re-envisaging the early transmission of the Jesus tradition

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