Dale C. Allison Jr.


Born
November 25, 1955


Dr. Dale C. Allison Jr., an Errett M. Grable professor of New Testament exegesis and early Christianity, has been on the faculty of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary since 1997. Before then he served on the faculties of Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) and Friends University (Wichita, Kan.).

His areas of expertise include Second Temple Judaism, and he is the author of books on early Christian eschatology, the Gospel of Matthew, the so-called Sayings Source or Q, and the historical Jesus.

He has also written The Luminous Dusk, a book on religious experience in the modern world, and a full-length commentary on the Testament of Abraham. His most recently published works are The Love There That’s Sleeping: The Art and Spirituality of
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The Historical Christ and t...

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Studies in Matthew: Interpr...

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Night Comes: Death, Imagina...

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The Sermon on the Mount: In...

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Constructing Jesus: Memory,...

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The Luminous Dusk: Finding ...

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Jesus of Nazareth: Millenar...

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Resurrecting Jesus: The Ear...

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The Love There That's Sleep...

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The New Moses: A Matthean T...

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“If we are to believe anything, we must get used to disagreeing with lots of other people.”
Allison Jr., Dale C., The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus

“TEXT 1.2 CURING BLINDNESS, INSCRIPTIONES GRAECAE, 4.1.121-22.18 (THIRD CENTURY B(r), ALCETAS OF HALLEIS
The blind man saw a dream. It seemed to him that the god [Asclepius] came up to him and with his fingers opened his eyes, and that he first saw the trees in the sanctuary. At daybreak he walked out sound.”
Dale C. Allison Jr., The Historical Jesus in Context

“Study of the historical Jesus belongs to the diversity and pluralism of modernity, or, if you prefer, postmodernity, and there can be no easy appeal to the consensus on much of anything. The biblical guild is not a group-mind thinking the same thoughts. Nor are the experts a single company producing a single product, "history." As Chesterton says somewhere: "There is no history; there are only historians." The unification of academic opinion would be almost as miraculous as the union of the churches. If you are holding your breath waiting for the consensus of the specialists, you will pass out.”
Allison Jr., Dale C., The Historical Christ and the Theological Jesus



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