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Critical scholars have increasingly questioned the reliability of the gospels, voicing doubts as to what, if anything, we can know about the historical Jesus. But are the critics as objective as they purport to be? Strimple examines their claims and assumptions in this concise survey of the historical roots of Gospels criticism from Reimarus to Bultmann and beyond.
This book examines the claims and assumptions of critical scholars in this concise survey of the historical roots of Gospels criticism from Reimarus to Bultmann and beyond.
Robert B. Strimple (BD, Th.M. Westminster Theological Seminary; PhD University of Toronto) is president emeritus and professor emeritus of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is coauthor of Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond and a contributor to several other theological works
At last! an account of the continuing quest of the historical Jesus that is readable but responsible, clear but penetrating. Professor Strimple has an intellegent commitment to the authority of the Gospels, and yet (or perhaps because of it) he is able to deal fairly with opposing viewpoints. Students will profit greatly from this book.
Professor Strimple has given us the best introductory survey of its kind. Thoroughhe covers all the bases. Penetrating--- he cuts to the heart of the issues. Clearhe separates the fundamental from the peripheral. Challenginghe demands that Gods people wrestle with tough questions. Uncompromisingly faithfulhis commitment to God and Gods Word is evident on every page.
Exposes, behind the high claims of scientific neutrality and excellence, the thoroughgoing religious and so often naturalistic presuppositions underlying the movement. . . . should be heard by a wide audience as we enter a new epoch of radical criticism.