The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide

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Augsburg Fortress, Publishers, 1998 - Religion - 642 pages
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Comprehensively detailing the sources for our knowledge of Jesus, Theissen and Merz fully explore the historical and social context of Jesus and his activity. They then unfold what we can know about Jesus' characteristics as a charismatic teacher, a Jewish prophet, a healer, a teller of parables and an ethical teacher. Finally, they examine closely the historical question surrounding Jesus' last supper, his violent death, the accounts of Easter, and the beginnings of Christology.

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The Quest of the Historical Jesus
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the quest of the historical Jesus
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The significance of extracanonical Christian literature for
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Gerd Theissen is Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. His books include "The Religion of the Earliest Churches" and "The Shadow of the Galilean: The Quest of the Historical Jesus in Narrative Form".

Gerd Theissen is Professor of New Testament at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. His Fortress Press books include The Shadow of the Galilean (1987), The Gospels in Context (1991), The Religion of the Earliest Churches (1999), and The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide (with Annette Merz; 1998).

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