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 scholars.Contributors
- 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
Using a carefully defined approach to historical Jesus studies and historical method, this collection of essays examines twelve key events in the life of Jesus that were part of a decade-long collaborative research project. Each essay examines the case for the events authenticity and then explores the social and cultural background to the event to provide an understanding of its historical significance.
Darrell L. Bock is research professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Robert L. Webb lectures in the Religious Studies Department of McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
Robert Bennes thoughtful take on the right relation between religion and politics is both theologically perceptive and politically shrewd. Our politics would be better if those active in the public square followed his wise and balanced prescriptions.
Senior Editor at Large, First Things
Drawing on the classic traditions of both Protestantism and Catholicism, Benne artfully states contemporary theological options and outlines the practical implications for both believers and practicing policy-makers on the most controversial issues. Excellent for clergy and politically interested laity alike.
Max L. Stackhouse
Princeton Theological Seminary
Bob Bennes engaging and provocative analysis of religion and politics deserves close attention by those on both sides of the debates that currently roil our polity and churches.
George Washington University