Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Who on Earth Was Jesus?: The Modern Quest for the Jesus of History” as Want to Read:
Who on Earth Was Jesus?: The Modern Quest for the Jesus of History
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Who on Earth Was Jesus?: The Modern Quest for the Jesus of History

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  11 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Gives an account of the debate between modern scholars on the Jesus of history before he became the Christ of faith. This work surveys the major schools of historical Jesus scholarship in turn: the liberal Jesus Seminar, the conservative 'New Questers' and the radical sceptics, covering over 30 experts.
Paperback, 419 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by John Hunt Publishing
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Who on Earth Was Jesus?, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Who on Earth Was Jesus?

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-29 of 29)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Dec 04, 2009 Vicki rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Vicki by:
I always wondered if Jesus was like a more ‘regular guy’ before he became the divine Christ of faith? One man has taken on this challenge and written a one-volume, engrossing account on this often-controversial subject that has been the center of debates between contemporary scholars for years. If my research is correct this is the first one volume text since Albert Schweitzer’s a century ago. In this book, the author David Boulton cuts through the mystery and hype and goes straight to the meat ...more
This is an excellent survey of the best scholarly work in the modern quest for the historical Jesus, assessing the work of such scholars as Geza Vermes, John Dominic Crossan, NT Wright, Marcus Borg, Burton Mack, and John P Maier. Boulton does a very good job of objectively presenting the various portraits of Jesus of all these (and several others) scholars. There is also some great background information on some of the less mainstream questers (GA Wells, for example) and some of the earliest que ...more
Not organized in the way i would have expected, but a good summary of scholarly ideas about the historical Jesus.
Alex Glover
Alex Glover is currently reading it
Apr 02, 2015
Steve Dustcircle
Steve Dustcircle marked it as to-read
Oct 28, 2014
Peter Wolak
Peter Wolak is currently reading it
Jul 19, 2014
Alistair marked it as to-read
Jul 01, 2015
Brooke marked it as to-read
Nov 29, 2013
Peter marked it as to-read
May 28, 2013
Steve marked it as to-read
Apr 12, 2013
Lynn marked it as to-read
May 29, 2012
Diane Dollery
Diane Dollery marked it as to-read
Mar 11, 2012
Patty marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2011
Michelle marked it as to-read
Apr 17, 2011
Paul added it
Mar 31, 2009
Dana marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2008
David marked it as to-read
Oct 18, 2008
Lucas added it
Aug 21, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Godless for God's sake: Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism The Trouble with God: Building the Republic of Heaven Gerrard Winstanley And The Republic Of Heaven The Making Of Tania Hearst The UVF, 1966-73: An Anatomy Of Loyalist Rebellion

Share This Book