The Historical Jesus In Context (Princeton Readings In Religions)
The Historical Jesus in Context is a landmark collection that places the gospel narratives in their full literary, social, and archaeological context. More than twenty-five internationally recognized experts offer new translations and descriptions of a broad range of texts that shed new light on the Jesus of history, including pagan prayers and private inscriptions, miracle tales and martyrdoms, p...
Series: Princeton Readings in Religions
Paperback: 456 pages
Publisher: Princeton University Press (November 5, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
Amazon Rank: 563256
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“This review is for non-academics. If you've read the popular books on the historical Jesus, such as those by Ehrman and Fredriksen, and you're OK with reading academic texts as recreation -- which isn't such a stretch if you're into this particular ...”
rables and fables, divorce decrees and imperial propaganda.The translated materials--from Christian, Coptic, and Jewish as well as Greek, Roman, and Egyptian texts--extend beyond single phrases to encompass the full context, thus allowing readers to locate Jesus in a broader cultural setting than is usually made available. This book demonstrates that only by knowing the world in which Jesus lived and taught can we fully understand him, his message, and the spread of the Gospel.Gathering in one place material that was previously available only in disparate sources, this formidable book provides innovative insight into matters no less grand than first-century Jewish and Gentile life, the composition of the Gospels, and Jesus himself.