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The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton…

The Historical Jesus in Context (Princeton Readings in Religions)

by Amy-Jill Levine (Editor), Dale C. Allison (Editor), John Dominic Crossan (Editor)

Other authors: Alan J. Avery-Peck (Contributor), Herbert W. Basser (Contributor), Calum Carmichael (Contributor), Randall D. Chesnutt (Contributor), Bruce Chilton (Contributor)23 more, Wendy Cotter (Contributor), Mary Rose D'Angelo (Contributor), Mark DelCogliano (Contributor), Robert Doran (Contributor), Craig A. Evans (Contributor), Peter W. Flint (Contributor), David B. Gowler (Contributor), Ian H. Henderson (Contributor), Teresa J. Hornsby (Contributor), Jonathan Klawans (Contributor), John S. Kloppenborg (Contributor), Dennis R. MacDonald (Contributor), Thomas A.J. McGinn (Contributor), Marvin Meyer (Contributor), George W.E. Nickelsburg (Contributor), Bradley M. Peper (Contributor), Gary G. Porton (Contributor), Jonathan L. Reed (Contributor), Gregory E. Sterling (Contributor), Charles H. Talbert (Contributor), Joseph L. Trafton (Contributor), Lawrence M. Wills (Contributor), Ben Witherington, III (Contributor)

Series: Princeton Readings in Religions

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It is the instructional setting, by the way, that seems just the right context for The Historical Jesus in Context. With appropriate pedagogical oversight, the book would serve excellently as a primary source textbook. Professors and teachers will also find this a worthwhile personal reference as they prepare their own lectures on Jesus. The introductions, even if they are not consistently persuasive, are merely introductions. The heart of the matter is in the ancient texts themselves-let the reader understand! For this reason, the student of Christian origins and/or the historical Jesus will find this book eminently worthwhile.
added by Christa_Josh | editJournal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Nicholas Perrin (Mar 1, 2008)

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Levine, Amy-JillEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allison, Dale C.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Crossan, John DominicEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Avery-Peck, Alan J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Basser, Herbert W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carmichael, CalumContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chesnutt, Randall D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chilton, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cotter, WendyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
D'Angelo, Mary RoseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
DelCogliano, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doran, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Evans, Craig A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Flint, Peter W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gowler, David B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henderson, Ian H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hornsby, Teresa J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klawans, JonathanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kloppenborg, John S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
MacDonald, Dennis R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGinn, Thomas A.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Meyer, MarvinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nickelsburg, George W.E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Peper, Bradley M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Porton, Gary G.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, Jonathan L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sterling, Gregory E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Talbert, Charles H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Trafton, Joseph L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wills, Lawrence M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Witherington, Ben, IIIContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0691009929, Paperback)

The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, parables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda.

The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel.

Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself.

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