Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship

Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship Who was Jesus A cynic like figure A political activist Professor Marcus Borg a nationally known Jesus scholar here offers an accessible guide through the growing maze of literature and research on J

  • Title: Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship
  • Author: Marcus J. Borg
  • ISBN: 9781563380945
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who was Jesus A cynic like figure A political activist Professor Marcus Borg, a nationally known Jesus scholar, here offers an accessible guide through the growing maze of literature and research on Jesus This state of the art volume will be a welcome resource especially for libraries, research specialists and students The book is divided into three parts Part One deWho was Jesus A cynic like figure A political activist Professor Marcus Borg, a nationally known Jesus scholar, here offers an accessible guide through the growing maze of literature and research on Jesus This state of the art volume will be a welcome resource especially for libraries, research specialists and students The book is divided into three parts Part One deals with Jesus scholarship in the 1980s, focusing on the renaissance in Jesus studies during that period and summarizing the portraits of Jesus offered by North American scholars Part Two examines issues in contemporary Jesus research, particularly questions related to the eschatological Jesus and the politics of Jesus Part Three looks at the potential of current research for helping rethink Jesus identity and the implications for the modern reader and the church Jesus in Contemporary Scholarship represents a summing up of current research and an illuminating and important contribution to the ongoing debate Marcus J Borg is Hundere Distinguished Professor of Religion and Culture at Oregon State University, a Fellow of the Jesus Seminar, and the author of the recently published Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time.

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    1. Some of Borg's best work. Even after his death, Borg's scholarship is reclaiming the historical Jesus from the death trap of Albert Schweitzer, and is giving an informed, faithful alternative to the magical, pie-in-the-sky Jesus of fundamentalist evangelical writing. Highly recommended.

    2. Borg is at his persuasive best in this volume that dates back to 1993, a revision of a 1989 first edition. For me it was helpful in providing an overview of the very significant developments in Jesus historical studies in the almost two decades following my completion of seminary. He presents the evidence sustaining a third-phase historical Jesus (Renan et al were phase 1; Schweitzer phase 2) that came after six or seven decades during which the quest of the historical Jesus had quiesced. The ne [...]

    3. A collection of essays, some more technical than others. If you are hard core history nut like me, you might like it, but it is not for everyone.

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