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Number of Pages: 208
Publication Date: 1997
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Quest of the Historical Jesus (First complete edition)Albert SchweitzerFortress Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback$19.49 Retail:
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The Historical Jesus Quest: A Foundational AnthologyEdited by Gregory W. DawesWestminster John Knox Press / 1999 / Trade Paperback$28.80 Retail:
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The Real Jesus—the first book to challenge the findings of the Jesus Seminar, the controversial group of two hundred scholars who claim Jesus only said 18 percent of what the Gospels attribute to him—"is at the center of the newest round in what has been called the Jesus Wars" (Peter Steinfels, New York Times). Drawing on the best biblical and historical scholarship, respected New Testament scholar Luke Timothy Johnson demonstrates that the "real Jesus" is the one experienced in the present through faith rather than the one found in speculative historical reconstructions. A new preface by the author presents his point of view on the most recent rounds of this lively debate.
Luke Timothy Johnson is Robert W. Woodruff Professor of the New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology, Emory University. A Roman Catholic, Johnson was a Benedictine monk and priest before becoming a biblical scholar. He is the author of several scholarly books and has written for Commonwealth and Christian Century.
Joe5 Stars Out Of 5January 25, 2001JoeThe best book I have read on refuting the charges against Jesus by the Jesus Seminar. Dr. Johnson's scholarship shows throughout. I loved the way he put the study of the historical Jesus in context. It allowed me to see that I was approaching these issues from the wrong direction (i.e. the historicity not through my personal experiences.) Great book.