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

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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
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Vicki
Dec 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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
Vegantrav
May 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
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
Ivy-Mabel Fling
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I am no expert in this field (as yet at any rate!) but I found this very interesting as an introduction to the various scholars who have tried to come to conclusions about the dating of the NT and non-NT documents. Boulton also presents a variety of views on who jesus really was. Interesting!
Jonathan
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Not organized in the way i would have expected, but a good summary of scholarly ideas about the historical Jesus.
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