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Westminster John Knox Press Jesus As a Figure in History: How Modern Historians View the Man from Galilee

Who was the real man from Galilee? How can we separate the historical from the literary? Why are there such divergent portraits of Jesus in modern biblical scholarship?

Here is the first comprehensive, balances account of historical Jesus studies. Beginning with brief discussions of the early days of historical research into the person of Jesus and the methods developed by researchers at the time, Mark Allan Powell offers insightful overviews of some of the most important participants in the contemporary Jesus quests: Robert Funk, John Dominic Crossan, Marcus Borg, E. P. Sanders, John Meier, and N. T. Wright, among others. Powell concludes by outlining issues and directions for research that will likely guide these quests into the next century.

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Date:October 25, 2007
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Edward Brunner
A good compilation of the works of recent scholars who have delved into historical Jesus research. It is written at a level that will appeal to a general audience.
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