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Studying the Historical Jesus : A Guide to Sources and Methods :  A Guide to Sources and Methods - Darrell L Bock

Studying the Historical Jesus : A Guide to Sources and Methods

A Guide to Sources and Methods

Paperback Published: June 2002
ISBN: 9780801024511
Number Of Pages: 240
For Ages: 18+ years old

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Interest in the historical Jesus continues to occupy much of today's discussion of the Bible. The vexing question is how the Jesus presented in the Gospels relates to the Jesus that actually walked this earth. Studying the Historical Jesus is an introductory guide to how one might go about answering that question by doing historical inquiry into the material found in the Gospels. Darrell Bock introduces the sources of our knowledge about Jesus, both biblical and extra-biblical. He then surveys the history and culture of the world of Jesus. The final chapters introduce some of the methods used to study the Gospels, including historical, redaction, and narrative criticisms. Bock, a well respected author, provides an informed evangelical alternative to radical projects like the Jesus Seminar. His audience, however, is not limited only to evangelicals. This book, written for college and seminary courses, offers an informed scholarly approach that takes the Gospels seriously as a source of historical information.

List of Illustrationsp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Abbreviationsp. 11
Introduction: Sources of Our Knowledgep. 13
Jesus in His Cultural Contextp. 43
Nonbiblical Literary Evidence for Jesusp. 45
A Basic Chronology of Jesus' Lifep. 65
Political Historyp. 79
Sociocultural Historyp. 107
Methods for Studying the Gospelsp. 137
The Three Quests for the Historical Jesusp. 141
Historical Criticismp. 153
Source Criticismp. 163
Form Criticismp. 181
Redaction Criticismp. 189
Tradition Criticismp. 199
Narrative Criticism and Gospel Genrep. 205
Selected Bibliographyp. 217
Subject Indexp. 221
Scripture Indexp. 227
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ISBN: 9780801024511
ISBN-10: 080102451X
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Baker Academic
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.36