Jesus and the Logic of History

Jesus and the Logic of History


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At the heart of the Christian faith stands a man, Jesus of Nazareth.

Few people seriously question whether Jesus existed in history. But many, influenced by the more skeptical scholars, doubt that the Christ of orthodox Christianity is the same as the Jesus of history.

In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, historian Paul Barnett lays these doubts to rest. He uncovers the methodological weaknesses present in some forms of critical scholarship, demonstrating a failure to account for important early evidence about Jesus.

Once the evidence is properly marshalled, a picture of Jesus emerges that fits well with orthodox belief in him.

Series Preface
Author's Preface
1. Jesus and the Practice of History
2. Christ in History
Excursus: Jesus as 'Christ' in the Testimonium Flavianum
3. Jesus in Proclamation and Tradition
Excursus: Summary of Information about Jesus in the Letters of Paul
4. Jesus in Historical Context
Excursus: The Quest for the Historical Pontius Pilate
5. Jesus in the Gospels
Excursus: Overview of Jesus' Ministry
6. Jesus and the Spread of Early Christianity
Excursus: The Resurrection of Jesus from the Dead
7. From Jesus to Gospel Text
8. Jesus' Death: a Defiance of Biography
9. Conclusion
Index of Authors
Index of Bible References

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